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December 15 in history

37 –  Nero, Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, was born  (d. 68).

533 – Byzantine general Belisarius defeated the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the… 516 more words


Roth, O'Brien e as mulheres abandonadas.

Estou lendo com grande interesse o livro Shop Talk (lançado no Brasil com o título Entre Nós, pela Companhia das Letras) do escritor americano Philip Roth, por conta da recomendação certeira do crítico Rodrigo Gurgel. 1,034 more words

Edna O'Brien, Wild Decembers (Novel)

It’s difficult to pinpoint why it’s so, but there are certain books I’ve read that are decently well-written but that simply do not leave anything behind in me, except the vague, unnerving notion that I’ve a poor, misbegotten memory. 439 more words


Why I Write

Philip Roth once said that real life was so extraordinary that no fiction could compete with it – if a writer invented such outlandish plots no one would believe it. 560 more words

Writing Process

Diaries, Diversions and Double Beds

As a young woman, L.M. Montgomery, the woman who would later publish the famous Anne of Green Gables series, kept a giddy collaborative journal with her writer friend and housemate, …

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Nora Lefurgey And L.M.Montgomery

On rereading

For me rereading is the litmus test of a work of art’ — Edna O’Brien.

We finish a book and return to it years later to see what we might have missed, or the ways in which time or age have affected our understanding.’

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Virginia Woolf


EDNA O BRIEN ( born on 15th December 1930)

Edna is the queen of the Irish literary bad girls. And now at 83 her stock has never been higher as she has just become the second winner of the Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction. 430 more words