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Posts in category “Writing”

Writing While Sick

Kara Tippetts: Amazing and inspiring to the very end

Posted March 21st, 2015

To Sleep, Finally

At the end of the Dante book project

Posted January 12th, 2015

The View from Grub Street

A Pulitzer Prize winner on his self-inflicted poverty

Posted November 16th, 2014

Writing Your Brains Out

Ezra Pound, you crazy diamond, throw me a lifeline

Posted November 8th, 2014

The Book That Reads You

Dante’s Divine Comedy is a searchlight into the reader’s soul

Posted October 29th, 2014

Writing And Fatigue

All, just a short note to apologize for the lack of activity …

Posted September 16th, 2014

Tea Party Literature?

The conservative book editor Adam Bellow wrote a National Review essay calling …

Posted July 10th, 2014

The Modern Writer Who Grew Up In 1895

Debut novelist Sarah Perry grew up in a tiny religious sect called …

Posted July 4th, 2014

Not Much Digital Future For You, Writer

If you think digital publishing is going to be the savior of …

Posted June 19th, 2014

If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler…

Consider this passage from Patrick Leigh Fermor’s A Time Of Gifts, detailing …

Posted May 24th, 2014

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Rhineland Christmas

Patrick Leigh Fermor spends Christmas, 1933, in a German town on the …

Posted May 23rd, 2014

The Glory Of Patrick Leigh Fermor

A kind reader sends David Bentley Hart’s column about Patrick Leigh Fermor …

Posted May 19th, 2014

Best Writing Advice Ever

The best-selling writer Elizabeth Gilbert posted this great piece of advice to …

Posted May 10th, 2014

Litany By Billy Collins & Child Prodigy

Here’s the text of the Billy Collins’ poem, “Litany,” that the three …

Posted April 17th, 2014

‘The Moviegoer’ And The Novel Reader

Andrew Santella writes about his strange and kind of obsessive relationship over …

Posted March 11th, 2014

The Book That Didn’t Change Walker Percy’s Life

A Walker Percy fan wrote to us at the Walker Percy Weekend …

Posted March 10th, 2014

Still Life Of The Good Life

  I sat down in my armchair where I work these days, …

Posted March 4th, 2014