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Edith Wharton on Dialogue in Fiction

“Dialogue in fiction should be reserved for the culminating moments and regarded as the spray into which the great wave of narrative breaks in curving toward the watcher on the shore.”–Edith Wharton


The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton (1905)

You asked me just now for the truth—well, the truth about any girl is that once she’s talked about she’s done for; and the more she explains her case the worse it looks.  958 more words


Deconstructing Ugly

I was very busy last week.  I spent my free time in an old building, dusting and decluttering a collection of archival artifacts.  I went to a “farm to table” dinner and talked to more than a few foodies.  556 more words

Books And Reading

"The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton

*** SPOILER WARNING: Please note that although the following does not focus on the plot of the novel, some elements of the plot are inevitably revealed. 1,427 more words