A bookstore offers companionship, conversation, perhaps even a sense of community which nothing arriving by mail can ever hope to deliver.
Blog Posts on Writing and Authors
I’ve once again chosen my most popular posts of 2018, based on visits, comments, Tweets and Facebook likes.
The discussions about gender were more congenial to me than the groups that confronted the problems heterosexual relations posed for women committed to some form of the revolution.
Her gift seems simple and yet it is neither simple nor common but the “confiding intimacy” of her great poems.
Beginnings of anything are always inspiring, more than middle or ends, which tend to be tedious.
How to live on nothing is a question the publishers have not condescended to consider.
Since the tooth has been with me for a long time and has served me faithfully, I decided to write its story.
These days if a writer is smitten with the idea of writing a new book—a new analysis—of any supposedly well-known person, the obstacles to her research will be enormous.
I’ve been wondering why we in the blessed U.S. seem so frightened of just about everything.
We are all too complicated and contradictory to be explained.