Los Angeles writer Aimee Bender, known for her poignant portrayals of eccentricity, has published two short story collections and one novel. Her first collection, 'The Girl in the Flammable Skirt' (1998), received rave reviews and was a NY Times Notable Book of the Year. Her second book, a novel titl
Born in Cape Town South Africa, John Maxwell Coetzee was the first child of an attorney and a school teacher. Coetzee attended the University of Capetown and graduated in 1960 with a degree in English and in 1961 with a degree in Mathematics.
He entered the English PhD program at University of Tex
John Dryden achieved no small feat in having the politically tumultuous period of the mid- to late-17th century now referred to – not without disputation, and admittedly only in literary circles, and admittedly not a great deal more these days – as the Age of Dryden. This phrase