Sure, I cried, and often. But more, "The Narrow Door" made me want to call a few people, and say the magic words, and feel at home in the world. It's hard to think of a book that can give you more than that.
3. St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street by Ada Calhoun (W. W. Norton) Thirty five years ago, The
The World According to Garp was published in 1978, my freshman year at a high school not unlike the one attended by John Irving's title character, T.S. Garp. I don't remember which year I read it, but it was the summer, and I finished it late at night in the corner of the couch, in tears.
For those birthing presidential campaigns and those conceiving runs for legislative power and those lusting for criminal court judgeships, The Cider House Rules and Griswold v. Connecticut should be required reading.
However a writer selects a name, it must fit and exemplify that character. The mention of the name should bring to mind an entire set of personality traits; a certain look; and feeling tone. The name should evoke a strong image in the reader's mind, and have a ring of authenticity.
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For more than 70 years, the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop has been one of the most prestigious programs of its kind
Identity, Sexuality, and Society's Assault on the Self: A Commentary on John Irving's Novel, In One Person
John Irving's latest novel, In One Person, is a timely statement about men and women, the nature of sexuality and society's assault on the self.
Sex is not the same thing as love. Author John Irving knows this intellectually and having a bisexual at the center of his latest novel is not a big deal.
Who wrote it? John Irving is the author of such bestselling books as "A Prayer For Owen Meany," "The World According to Garp
There's definitely a certain appeal about the "angry" writer. I don't think I'm the only one intrigued with this idea; the