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Paul Elie's The Life You Save May Be Your Own is a deft and
ambitious four-part biography interweaving the lives of Dorothy Day,
Thomas Merton, Walker Percy and Flannery O'Connor, the mo
Steal this book.
Somewhere, and it's not in this new Everyman's Library edition, James M.
Cain betrayed a state secret when he said that "a writer can only write
two hours a day." The truth in this observation
During the early years of the civil rights revolution, Theodore Bilbo,
the ferocious segregationist senator from Mississippi, published a book
titled Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongreli
In the deformed, malignant years of the Ayatollah and the mullahs, women
in Iran in the 1980s sometimes found subversive ways to mutiny against
the cruelties imposed on them by wrathful men.
In the film from which there is no escape and no going back, The
Matrix, the writer-director team of Andy and Larry Wachowski
presented a grim choice between truth and illusion.
Writing may be fighting, as Ishmael Reed famously opined, but most
writers know the difference. There are, of course, some who blur the
In 1981 Carolyn Forché published a slim collection of verse, her
second, titled The Country Between Us.
From the mid to the late 1920s, the German painter Christian Schad
produced a group of paintings like little else in modern art.