Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
Elaine Showalter is professor emerita of English and humanities at Princeton University. She is writing a biography of Julia Ward Howe.
‘I am not a postfeminism feminist. I am the Third Wave,” Yale senior Rebecca Walker proclaimed in January 1992, calling on her generation via Ms. magazine to claim its place in feminist history and to reanimate a women’s movement that seemed dated, if not defunct.Read full article >>
In 1937, a young married couple, Lisette and André Honoré Roux, move from Paris to the village of Roussillon in Provence. Raised in an orphanage and passionate about art, Lisette is reluctant to give up a possible apprenticeship in a Paris gallery, and she can’t understand why André, who is an officer of the “Guild of Encadreurs, the association of picture-frame craftsmen,” wants to give up his position to care for his sickly grandfather, Pascal. “In the south of France, things happen as they should,” her husband insists. In “Lisette’s List,” by bestselling historical novelist Susan Vreeland, things happen that also amaze and illuminate.Read full article >>
THE LANGUAGE OF HOUSESAbook with the premise of decoding the unspoken language of houses, written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, certainly has all the makings of an architecture geek’s summer beach read. All the more so because it shies away from an exhaustive summary of materials and styles (parsing the difference between Doric and Corinthian columns is kept to a minimum) and instead takes a broad look at the design of museums, residences, schools, prisons and restaurants — to name a few of the featured categories — and how they have evolved over time.Read full article >>
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This interesting article raises a great point. Are authors and/or publishers too concerned about the digital format for books, treating print as the poor relation nowadays? Ken Michaels, just appointed President of Hachette Book Group USA, reminded…Continue