In no particular order, here are the first few of ten important literary figures and their related events and publications. These people have not only done their own great work but have fostered creative American communities in their own fashions. They
One hundred four years ago, Leopold Bloom woke up and ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. And thus has the annual June 16 breakfast diet followed suit for many the world’s Joyceans in the decades since; and
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Joachim Trier's Reprise may be about writers, but it's not at all about writing. The film's two protagonists, best friends who become published authors in their early 20s, care more about living their lives than perfecting their craft.
In continuing my series of features on the writers that have influenced my writing, I will no longer beat around the bush and get on with number one. He was an Irishman, born in Dublin, who left the island at the
I read The Trial while I was still in university some three decades or so ago, and no book since has stayed with me to the same degree. I've read many interpretations of the work, most asking “who is punishing him
"I had a kind of revelation in the Sinai desert, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Suddenly I experienced a total rejection of monotheism. In this very rocky, inspiring land, I said to myself that the idea of believing in only