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Best For Last: Everybody Rise Offers a Refreshingly Real Take on New York's Socialite Scene

Grab a Dark & Stormy, put out some Brie, and settle in for a tale about America’s answer to Julian Fellowes’ Snobs

It may come as a surprise that I enjoyed… 749 more words

Book Review

Jonathan Franzen, Literary Piñata

Looking at the Thing

I guess I was one of the last English majors to be trained to look at literature through the supposedly un-tinted lens of what used to be called New Criticism. 1,310 more words


For Love of an Author: The Value of Being a Completist

I finished reading Jane Austen’s major works (and unfinished novels) in ninth grade, with Mansfield Park, and thereby officially became a completist, although I later read more of her juvenilia and claimed that title more firmly.  1,038 more words


Edith Wharton

Américaine, Edith Wharton (1862-1937 ) a passé une partie de sa vie en France. Encore une malheureuse en amour, ce qui nous vaut des ouvrages d’une rare sensibilité avec de bonnes études psychologiques des personnages. 200 more words

Edith Wharton

Yarn Along

It’s perhaps a stretch to say that this is the last photo you’ll see of the brown sweater before it’s all pieced and finished – but this IS the final sleeve, and I DO have the next five days off from work, and I DID raid the yarn store today to buy yarn for my next two projects, and I AM super motivated to get this sweater done. 68 more words

Yarn Along