Lev Raphael is the author of 25 books in genres from memoir to mystery. I read about a dozen of her books that year, amazed
The bogus quote is still there. I guess the Goodreadniks either had a case of the "slows" as Lincoln said about General McClellan
More intriguing, though, is the story line. There's no time spent in Rome. Judah isn't adopted by anyone. In a clever twist
Rebecca Mead devoted a section of a beautiful long article about Middlemarch in The New Yorker to investigating the provenance
I came to Wharton through her friendship with Henry James, whose work I had idolized as a graduate student. I subscribed
I was at a dinner of publishing professionals recently when a book came up that I said I hadn't enjoyed. The response was: "It won the Pulitzer."
Was she possibly thinking of Theodore Sturgeon when he defended attacks on the quality of science fiction by saying that
Okay, the snacks were great, and so was the wine. But the books were awful. I wanted to have fun, but everyone kept voting for books that were depressing. They called them "classics."
I was reading The Portrait of a Lady -- which many critics consider The Great American Novel -- at 3 AM when I came to the famous Chapter 42.
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