But is Austen's book really a romance? Yes, there's obviously a love story in it. But the book is deeply satirical in its
While researching my book Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors, one of the most important habits I gauged was the time of day that successful authors get their writing done. Not surprisingly, more writers I studied do their best work in the morning than at any other time.
The very first Ralph Lauren NYC flagship store is a New York destination not just for fashionistas, but historians and interior design enthusiasts as well. It's backstory lends charm and perspective to the stately address, and amplifies my respect for Ralph Lauren.
Planning to teach Wharton soon, I took another look at Franzen's New Yorker hatchet job on Edith Wharton, and it was worse than I remembered. The critics' darling praises her classics The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence but grossly misreads her character and her life.