Book review: A vivid portrait of the artist in ‘James Joyce: A New Biography’ Of course it wasn’t easy for Joyce, either. Gordon Bowker’s “James Joyce: A New Biography” is a fascinating and insightful portrait of the artist as a young, then middle-aged, and then old man, and goes a long way to explaining the Western world ... 01/24/2014 - 12:29 pm | View Link
Easy Reader: Thornton Wilder's Biography By Penelope Niven Is a Must Read In his 1927 Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey ("Luis" pronounced "Loo-eess"), Thornton Wilder wrote the eventually much ... like 1,250,000 words devoted to his notes on James Joyce and Lope de Vega alone. That statistic--which ... 11/25/2012 - 7:29 am | View Link
A Full Biography of a Life Full of Family and Literature Scott Fitzgerald, Orson Welles (who credited Wilder with discovering him), Ruth Gordon, and many more ... He was one of the first explorers into James Joyce's mystifying Finnegans Wake, and loved it so much that in 1959 he swore off opening the book ... 11/24/2012 - 8:11 am | View Link
James Joyce,’ a Biography by Gordon Bowker If you walk in Dublin along Nassau Street and continue straight into South Leinster Street and then look up at the gable end of the red-brick building on the left, you can see the old sign that says “Finn’s Hotel.” The hotel is long gone, but an ... 08/17/2012 - 3:42 am | View Link
James Joyce: A New Biography Gordon Bowker, in James Joyce: A New Biography, refers endlessly to the writer as “Dublin’s Dante,” though it’s for human rather than divine comedy that Joyce’s writing is beloved. In the author’s depiction (in "Ulysses" above all, the book ... 07/18/2012 - 7:49 am | View Link
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James Joyce Quotes James Joyce is one of the most famous and controversial writers of the 20th century. His novel, Ulysses was banned, criticized, and suppressed on moral grounds, but ... 10/4/2015 - 5:42 am | View Website
Sylvia Plath biography Biography. Sylvia Plath was born on 27 October 1932, at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, in the Jennie M Robinson Memorial maternity building in ... 10/4/2015 - 5:28 am | View Website
Banning 'Ulysses' James Joyce's Ulysses is one of the most important books of the 20th century, but its size and style often scare away would-be readers. And, while his language has ... 10/3/2015 - 9:21 pm | View Website
Stephen James Joyce Stephen James Joyce (born 15 February 1932) is the grandson of James Joyce and the controversial executor of Joyce's estate. He was born in France, the son of James ... 10/3/2015 - 4:35 pm | View Website
Sloane Crosley is best known for her quietly hilarious personal essays, collected in two best-selling books, “How Did You Get this Number” and “I Was Told There’d Be Cake.” With her newest work “The Clasp,” Crosley is venturing into new territory: fiction. The novel, inspired by Guy de Maupassant’s short story, “The Necklace” is a love-triangle-comedy-of-manners told in Crosley’s signature irreverent style.
The phenomenal success of David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen and Donna Tartt tempts us to believe that readers of literary fiction crave long novels, but that bit of magical thinking works only for long novels that succeed. After all, Bob Shacochis’s spectacular “Woman Who Lost Her Soul” clocked in at 715 pages and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, but how many people actually read it?
When news broke last month that comedian Amy Schumer had sold a memoir to Simon & Schuster in a high-seven-figure deal, some publishing executives experienced a sense of deja vu. Hadn’t Ms. Schumer already sold a book of autobiographical essays for seven figures two years ago?
Almost eight years ago, when we were in the middle of another presidential campaign and the Iraq war was grinding on, the old Book World supplement in The Washington Post published one of its most striking covers. It was April 20, 2008. The page was filled with a black-and-white photo by Andrea Bruce showing a scene of absolute devastation in Iraq.