On Literature

. Objectivism and parenting. Oh this is just dandy...Our Daughter Isn't a Selfish Brat, Your Son Just Hasn't Read Atlas Shrugged

Amazon.com recommends 50 Great American Love Stories, one for each of the 50 states. 

Author Max Sebald died back in 2001, three days after his final workshop on how to write fiction. Two grateful students share their notes from the class chronicling his unique advice to young writersMax Sebald's Writing Tips

"...the soldiers, little familiar with [Victor Hugo's] Gallic pronunciation, called the book "Lee's Miserables!" Les Miserables a popular Confederate read during the Civil War

The Art of Fiction No. 21 Ernest Hemingway interview in the Paris Review (1958) (click here for .pdf)

William Faulkner in His Own Words

Soldiers and Storytellers: Ovid's Metamorphosis is uniquely relevant to the New War for cadets at West Point says professor Elizabeth Samet

Today is the birthday of famed writer Umberto Eco: 2008 Paris Review interview (selected quotes here)

James Franco, star of the movie 127 Hours, says he will direct a film version of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying this summer. Fun reading how unfilmable many believe this book to be... more>>

NYTimes Sunday Book Review by Garrison Keillor: The Autobiography of Mark Twain, vol. 1... more>>