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Posts in category “Writing”

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

The Secret, Saintly Auden

A reader sends this Edward Mendelson piece from the New York Review …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

The Awful Truth About The Writing Life

Here’s a long, meandering essay by Emily Gould, talking about the struggles …

Posted February 25th, 2014