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"Show Boat" opens San Francisco Opera's summer season—discounted tickets options

It’s going to be a memorable summer at San Francisco Opera (SFO) as the company opens its Summer Season with a dive into big musical theater with “ 1,070 more words


1925: So Big by Edna Ferber

Plot Summary:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and widely considered to be Edna Ferber’s greatest achievement, So Big is a classic novel of turn-of-the-century Chicago. It is the unforgettable story of Selina Peake DeJong, a gambler’s daughter, and her struggles to stay afloat and maintain her dignity and her sanity in the face of marriage, widowhood, and single parenthood. 1,069 more words

Pulitzer Prize

The 1925 Novel Decision

In 1925, the novel jury kept the chairman from the previous two years, but brought in two new members to complete the triumvirate. The three jurors could not come to any consensus on which novel should win the prize. 523 more words

Pulitzer Prize

Ripping Book Review—So Big

WARNING: Ripping Book Reviews are solely the judgments of Professor VJ Duke on an unlucky book that has caused him much repulsion—in one way or another. 551 more words

Book Review

Dinner at Eight (1933)

One could accuse this Cukor effort, based on a stage play penned by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, of being too theatrical. However accurate the accusation may be, it seems to miss the point: this is a film whose stylistic proximity to its stage origins help create the sort of nervous tension that such a narrative requires. 778 more words


eiderdown heaven with edna ferber (in book form) and a burst of evening birdsong


we felt a little under-the-weatherness creeping or rather Descending upon us.

many have been ill (around here and, we hear, in Other parts of the world) so we Knew it might arrive at teamgloria towers – actually, it hasn’t quite Yet – but that’s because, after our Very Early appointment across town this morning, we have spent the Rest Of The Day In Bed.  681 more words


Dawn O'Hara (Edna Ferber, 1911)

A newspaper woman in New York marries young to a brilliant but unstable political writer, who becomes a mental and financial boat anchor. His flightiness turns to insanity and he’s committed to an asylum. 101 more words