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Enlivening Emily

Today, July 30, is the divine Emily Bronte’s birthday. What a gift she is to the world — her fire, her compassion, her poetry, and the sublime and stormy Wuthering Heights! Gems from Emily to enliven us all: “Whatever our … Continue reading

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Ripening Reading

When cartoonist and author Roz Chast was asked to name five books she’d never part with or would take with her on a desert island, here’s her response: Anna Karenina Tender is the Night and The Great Gatsby The Magic … Continue reading

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Place Power

“Fiction depends on its life for place.” “Fiction is properly at work in the here and now.” Eudora Welty “The work of a novelist is making fake biography.” Philip Roth “If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know … Continue reading

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Easy Reading

“The better the writer, the easier it looks.” Victor Hugo “Easy reading is damn hard writing.” Nathaniel Hawthorne I love these two quotes! Between them lies the place of tension where creation takes place. Think of any writer you adore. … Continue reading

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Renoir Rejoices

“Why shouldn’t art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world.” “Work lovingly done is the secret of all order and all happiness.” “I like a painting which makes me want to stroll in it.” Pierre-Auguste Renoir What … Continue reading

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