Archive for the 'Writers Wednesday' Category

Writer’s Wednesday: Mark Twain

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  My Front Page:  Mark Twain.

Click Here to Read: Mark Twain, A Film by Ken Burns on the PBS.org website.

Click Here to Read: Mark Twain is Dead at 74 in the New York Times on April 21, 1910.

Click Here to Read:  Mark Twain’s Eternal Chatter By Ben Tarnoff in the New Yorker on November 13, 2013.

Click Here to Read:  The 10 Best Mark Twain Books By Harry L. Katz on the Publisher’s Weekly website on October 17, 2014. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Vivian Gornick

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Vivian Gornick on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:   Vivian Gornick, The Art of Memoir No. 2, Interviewed by Elaine Blair in the Paris Review I ISSUE 211, WINTER 2014

Click Here to Read:  Vivian Gornick: ‘Most people who are writing memoirs are not writers’: Now 79, the writer has a new memoir out, and has firm views on both that form and her other lifelong passion, feminism by Michelle Dean on the Guardian website on May 24, 2015.

Click Here to Read: When Communism Inspired Americans by Vivian Gornick in The New York Times on April 29, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Vivian Gornick’s Voice By Michelle Orange in the New Yorker on May 29, 2015. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Margaret Atwood

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Margaret Atwood’s website.

Click Here to Read: Margaret Atwood, The Prophet of Dystopia: Her fiction has imagined societies riddled with misogyny, oppression, and environmental havoc. These visions now feel all too real By Rebecca Mead in The New Yorker in the April 17, 2017 Issue.

Click Here to Read: Margaret Atwood on the Poetry Foundation website.

Click Here to Read: Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump By Margaret Atwood in The New York Times on March 10, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Margaret Atwood, The Art of Fiction No. 121, Interviewed by Mary Morris in the Paris Review Issue 117, Winter 1990. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Henry Adams

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Henry Adams on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: The Adams Family ‘The Education of Henry Adams’ in the New York Times on October 27, 1918.

Click Here to Read: The Education of Henry Adams on the Project Guttenberg website.

Click Here to Read: History and Henry Adams by Alfred Kazin in the New York Review of Books on October 23, 1969 Issue.

Click Here to Read: Back to the Future: the Continuing Appeal of the Education of Henry Adams by John Orr on the Kenyon Review Wesbite in Summer 2008.

Click Here to Read: Henry Adams Quotes on the Brainy Quotes website.

Click Here to Read:  Other Post on Writer’s Wednesday on this website.

Writer’s Wednesday: Sgt. Peppers’s by the Beatles 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Sgt. Peppers’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Beatles Prep Massive ‘Sgt. Pepper’ 50th Anniversary Reissue: New deluxe editions boast previously unreleased takes from legendary recording sessions By Jon Blistein in Rolling Stone Magazine on April 5, 2017.

Click Here to Read and Listen to: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Beatles.com website.

Click Here to Read:   The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ album gets a remix and makeover: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a brand new stereo mix! by Steve Guttenberg on the cnet. website on May 1, 2017. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Bob Dylan

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Click Here to View:  Bob Dylan’s speech at the 2016 Nobel Banquet as read by American Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji on December 15, 2016 on YouTube.

Click Here to View:  Why Bob Dylan Won The Nobel Prize on YouTube.

Click Here to Read: Other Posts on Writer’s Wednesday on this Website.

Writer’s Wednesday: Harold Pinter

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Harold Pinter on Wikipedia.

Click here to read: “Pinter’s The Caretaker at the Harvey Theater in Brooklyn: A classic has lost none of its power” by Fred Mazelis from World Socialist Web Site on May 23, 2012.

Click Here to View: Nobel Lecture by Harold Pinter.

Click Here to Read:  Harold Pinter by Michael Billington on the Guardian website on December 25, 2008. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Jonathan Swift

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Jonathan Swift on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Jonathan Swift: 1667–1745 on the Poetry Foundation Website.

Click Here to Read:  A Life of Jonathan Swift, Beyond Satire By James McNamara in The New York TImes on Feburary 20, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World by Leo Damrosch – review A new biography of the great ironist is convincing about his private life – was he sexually twisted? John Mullan on the Guardian website on January 3, 2014.

Click Here to Read:  The 100 best novels, No 3 – Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (1726): Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels comes third in our list of the best novels written in English. Robert McCrum discusses a satirical masterpiece that’s never been out of print by Robert McCrum on the Guardian website on October 6, 2013. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Graham Greene

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read: Graham Greene on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Graham Greene (1904-1991) on the Greeneland website.

Click Here to Read: Graham Greene, 86, Dies; Novelist of the Soul in The New York Times on April 4, 1991.

Click Here to Read: The 100 best novels: No 71 – The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (1951): Graham Greene’s moving tale of adultery and its aftermath ties together several vital strands in his work by Robert McCrum On the Guardian website on January 26, 2015. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Thomas Carlyle

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Thomas Carlyle on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Thomas Carlyle on the Transcendentalists.com website.

Click Here to Read: Thomas Carlyle 1795–1881 on the Poetry Foundation website.

Click Here to Read:  Heroes and Hero Worship by Thomas Carlyle on the Gutenberg website. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Umberto Eco

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Umberto Eco on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Umberto Eco on his tribute website.

Click Here to Read: Umberto Eco, 84, Best-Selling Academic Who Navigated Two Worlds, Dies By Jonathan Kandell in The New York Times on Feburary 19, 2016.

Click Here to Read: Ur-Fascism by Umberto Eco in The New York Review of Books on June 22, 1995 Issue. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Jean Améry

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Jean Améry on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Jean Améry: A Biographical Introduction by D. G. Myers on the A Commonplace Blog. Originally published in Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work, ed. S. Lillian Kremer,

Click Here to Read:  At the Mind’s Limits: Contemplations by a Survivor On Auschwitz and its Realities
by Jean Améry Translated by Sidney Rosenfeld and Stella P. Rosenfeld on the Ross Wolf Files website. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Thornton Wilder

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Thornton Wilder on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Thornton Wilder, The Art of Fiction No. 16 Interviewed by Richard H. Goldstone in The Paris Review Issue 15, Winter 1956.

Click Here to Read: The case of Thornton Wilder By Robert Gottlieb in The New Yorker in the January 7, 2013 Issue. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Jean Genet

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: America Is Trembling: Jean Genet’s Answer to Donald Trump: Jean Genet believed that money was inherently evil and the quest for power was a form of necrophilia by Tim Keane on the HyperAllergic website on January 20, 2017.

Click Here to Read:  Jean Genet on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Jean Genet, the Playwright, Dies At 75 By Mel Gussow in The New York Times on April 16, 1986. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Jack London

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Jack London on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Jack London (John Griffith) (1876-1916) on the Jack London website.’

Click Here to Read: Jack London’s Dark Side: A new biography confronts the good, bad, and repellent By Johann Hari on the Slate website on August 15 2010.

Click Here to Read: Man Against Nature ‘Jack London: An American Life,’ by Earle Labor Reviewed By Henry Giardinia in The New York Times on December 27, 2013. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: H. L. Mencken

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

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Click Here to Read: H. L. Mencken on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Mencken: America’s Critic by Jennie Rothenberg Gritz in The Atlantic Monthly on December 1, 2002.

Click Here to Read: H. L. Mencken Loved to Cover Political Conventions but Had Little Faith in Voters: The Sage of Baltimore Reporting from the Hustings By Danny Heitman in Humanities in the Summer 2016 Volume 37, Number 3 Issue.

Click Here to Read and View: What would Mencken say about media coverage of Trump? by Dawn Morais Webster in the Baltimore Sun on October 8, 2016. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Henrik Ibsen

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Henrik Ibsen on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Hedda Gabler: monster or philosopher? by Paul Levy on his Plain English website on December 14, 2016.

Click Here to Read:  Ibsen’s Life on the Shakespeare Theatre.org website.

Click Here to Read:  Henrik Ibsen Articles in The New York Times. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: Flannery O’Connor

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Mary Flannery O’Connor on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: The Passion of Flannery O’Connor: A prayer journal kept by the writer in her early 20s sheds new light on her biblical ironies by James Parker in the Atlantic Monthly in the November 2013 Issue.

Click Here to Read: The Parables of Flannery O’Connor by Joyce Carol Oates in The New York Review of Books in the April 9, 2009 issue. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: F. Scott Fitzgerald on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography (1896–1940) on bio.com

 

Click Here to Read: The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald on the NCSU.edu website.

Click Here to Read: Jay McInerney: why Gatsby is so great: F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel set amid the riotous frivolity of the jazz age defines the American psyche, says author Jay McInerney on the Guardian website on 9 June 2012. (more…)

Writer’s Wednesday: W.B. Yeats

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

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Click Here to Read: W.B. Yeats on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: William Butler Yeats 1865–1939 on the Poetry Foundation website.

Click Here to Read: William Butler Yeats – Biographical on the Nobel Prize.org Website.

Click Here to Read: Yeats Meets the Digital Age, Full of Passionate Intensity By Jim Dwyer in The New York Times on July 20, 2008. (more…)