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Book Review: Wild Nights!: Stories About the Last Days of Poe, Dickenson, Twain, James, and Hemingway by Joyce Carol Oates

This is a wildly original collection of long short stories, or novelettes, on the last days of famous writers.  I had never heard of it before, but I picked it up at the library on a whim, intrigued by the … Continue reading

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One True Reader

It is to Henry Miller that I turn in my confusion: Henry Miller, who made an art form out of despair.  I haven’t read him in years.  Well, let me qualify that.  I recently re-read “Reflections on Writing”, which is … Continue reading

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