Q: How do you choose a subject for writing? A: The problem, as you know, is that you never really leave the writing desk
Do we now nervously satirize, demonize, and commercialize the Puritans in order make them take the blame for our own, much darker side? Would it disorient us to imagine, as I did this fall, that some of them knew more than many of us do about looking into the human heart?
Schiff takes a thrilling look at the nine-month spell of executions in her latest work.
As a cultural icon she makes for an inexhaustible shape-shifter, mixing herself up with Eve, the Virgin Mary, Aphrodite, Salome, Wonder Woman.