Arts & Culture BooksFranklin FreemanNovember 29, 2018
Dubus was an irascible, loyal, loving, smoking, hard-drinking, hard-punching, tender man, who demanded much of himself and others.
Arts & Culture BooksFranklin FreemanNovember 01, 2017
Three recent books on Thoreau, prompted by the the 200th anniversary of his birth, deepen our understanding of him.
BooksFranklin FreemanSeptember 15, 2016
The central insight of David Walsh’s book is that “the person is transcendence."
BooksFranklin FreemanOctober 02, 2014
I rsquo ve heard it said hurt people hurt If anyone was ever hurt as a child not physically but emotionally it was Tennessee Williams His mother Edwina rsquo s denial did the hurting denial she turned into an art form which her son turned into art And John Lahr senior drama critic of The Ne
BooksFranklin FreemanDecember 10, 2013
This new literary biography mdash rdquo not a formal biography but more than a work of literary criticism rdquo in the words of its author Robert Milder professor of English at Washington University in St Louis mdash contends that Nathaniel Hawthorne was a man divided be-tween his realist perc