New books about Austen, Woolf and the Brontës

  2017: A Year of Literary Nonfiction Celebrating British Women Writers Hat tip to nonfiction scribblers assiduously churning out new literary biographies and criticism about these iconic female authors each and every year. Convinced surely there could be no new angle, I’m always pleasantly surprised when out pops a new one. Wherever this New Idea… Read More New books about Austen, Woolf and the Brontës

You don’t know Pooh: 12 Facts about A.A. Milne on the 90th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh

  14 October 1926. Publication of A.A.Milne’s Winnie the Pooh “Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.“  – Winnie the Pooh   Facts about A.A. Milne and Winnie the… Read More You don’t know Pooh: 12 Facts about A.A. Milne on the 90th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh

How well do we know authors? How well should we?: Elena Ferrante Unmasked

  Rather than being acclaimed as masterpiece of sleuthing, there was a decidedly negative reaction to Gatti’s investigation. Most people felt that Ferrante’s multi-decade anonymity had been unnecessarily violated, and crucially without her consent. – David O’Dwyer, Irish Times   I was reading a brief article in the Irish Times this morning on the topic… Read More How well do we know authors? How well should we?: Elena Ferrante Unmasked

Slow to the Finish, Though I Eats Me Spinach: January reading, etc…

I haven't finished one book yet in 2012. Not one. I've started a few, and made some good progress but I keep getting distracted by other books and can't finish a single one. It's getting a little frustrating, especially seeing so many other book bloggers joyously declaring they're ready to post their first – or… Read More Slow to the Finish, Though I Eats Me Spinach: January reading, etc…