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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 1981 Carolyn Forché published a slim collection of verse, her
second, titled The Country Between Us.
Few traditions are more American than freedom of speech and the right to
Americans who oppose the Cheney-Bush junta demonstrate sanity, not cowardice.
In the current national climate, the notion that Washington might learn
from the experience of former Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev or
Mikhail Gorbachev would strike most as ludicrous.
It is agonizingly difficult to write about one's hometown as it drowns
in flames and suffocates with smoke.