edith wharton

Wharton's taken up residence in my mind and in my memory like a rich piece of chamber music -- the Schubert quintet, perhaps
It is never too late to be what you might have been. My email contact at Goodreads asked me to post on the "Librarians page
More intriguing, though, is the story line. There's no time spent in Rome. Judah isn't adopted by anyone. In a clever twist
Actually, she didn't. A lot of people swear by Goodreads. I swear at it. Often. It's a treasure trove of unsourced quotations
It is no disparagement of James's work to basically prefer Wharton's. He is The Master, and there is no book on earth quite
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."
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
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.
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
Princess Isabelle von und zu Liechtenstein, the wife of Pavillon Colombe's owner, strode up through the garden. She was drop-dead chic in black and grey with a colorful Chanel scarf at her throat, her hair in a chignon.
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.
As we go through the aging process and experience grief and loss as friends and family pass on, the need for connection to
As a youth I thought being the son of survivors was a burden, but I gratefully came to see it as a gift because it not only gave me a mission, it was the first subject that animated my writing. It's what helped me find my voice.
Today is International Women's Day and I have to pay tribute to the amazing woman who changed my life, setting me on the road to success as a writer.
Edith Wharton is not a writer you tend to think of on Valentine's day. Her marriage was unhappy and the affair she had in her forties was with a faithless cad (it was a secret until the 1970s).
When I started out, an author friend warned me that publishing was a crazy business, and he was right. Ever since my first book was published in 1990, I've been seeing news items about one scary trend or another.