Posts Tagged ‘George R.R. Martin’
May 20, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
“A large number of literary females are excellent needle-women, and good housewives.” Etiquette for dealing with the authoress, from 1854.
You might see the headline “5 Books with Awful Original Titles” and think, Oh, how bad can they be? And then you read the list.
George R. R. Martin enjoyed the new Gatsby. In case you were wondering.
Meanwhile, Joyce Carol Oates takes to Twitter to discuss the experience of media. “If you are a writer, only writing really engages your concentration & excitement—even reading is a relatively passive activity.”
May or may not be competent needle-woman.
April 26, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
“The girls adored him and crowded out the benches, lying on the boards at his feet as there was no room to sit. He got them excited and, it was said, your best chance of seducing one was the afternoon of a Lewis lecture on medieval romance, the subject of his most famous academic work, The Allegory of Love.” C. S. Lewis, unlikely wingman.
Nude tree-climbing and fruit flies: peculiar practices of great writers.
George R. R. Martin unleashes his wrath on the New York Jets.
Don DeLillo has won the first Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.
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September 7, 2011 | by Sadie Stein
A study finds that reading fiction may improve empathy.
Carol Ann Duffy: “Poems are a form of texting.”
The Man-Booker shortlist is announced. Herewith, a cheat sheet.
Philip Schultz: “[My tutor] worked with me to try to teach me how to read, without any success at all. And one day out of frustration asked me what I thought I was going to do in life if I couldn’t read. And surprising both of us, I said I wanted to be a writer. And he laughed.”
Mark Twain’s charming love letter.
On bookshelf aesthetics.
Feral is having a moment.
A new Wuthering Heights adaptation is “caked in grime and damp with saliva.” Oh, and “salted with profanity.”
Ten years on, reading 9/11.
Profanisaurus? There’s an app for that.
George R. R. Martin, fanboy.
Haunting images of America’s asylums.