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Jacket CopyNational Book Award finalists include Manning Marable and Téa Obreht....
Culture Monster"'Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie," a new play by actor Alan Alda, opens at the Geffen Playhouse...
Jacket CopyAt the end of the calendar year, bookstores are swamped with anthologies proclaiming the "best of" writing of the year. There is, apparently, a lot of really good writing: above is just a sample of the galleys and paperbacks that......
Los Angeles TimesReporting from Maui — We've been batting our way through W.S. Merwin's yard for a couple hours, swatting mosquitoes in the streambed under the dark wet canopy of towering, philodendron-draped mangoes and looking at some 700 species of palm trees,...
Tags: Scranton, James Wright, Robert Lowell, Poetry, W.H. Auden
A Jury of Her Peers American Women Writers From Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx Elaine Showalter Alfred A. Knopf: 608 pp., $30 The title of this, the "first literary history of American women writers ever written," explains Elaine Showalter, comes...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Joan Didion, Poetry, England, Eudora Welty
Memoir, it is said, is the art of subjective truth. Books like Tobias Wolff’s “This Boy’s Life” and Mary Karr’s “The Liar’s Club” set the bar high, and sadly the memoir explosion that followed those titles...
Emily T. Taliaferro, an artist and former Friends School tennis coach, died of stroke complications April 2 at Roland Park Place. She was 82. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Raymond S. Tompkins, a Sun reporter and later an official of...
Adrienne Rich, one of the country's most honored and influential poets, whose finely tuned verse explored her identity as a feminist, a lesbian and an agent for political change, died Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 82. She died of...
Baltimore-born poet Adrienne Rich, whose poetry and essays were the foundations of modern feminism, has died at age 82. Here are some tidbits from her life here, as reflected in stories from The Sun: Rich's father, a physician and professor at Johns...
FOX 17 NewsThis Day In History: Mr. October Hits Three Homers in Three Swings (History.com) On October 18, 1977, in the sixth game of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson hits three home runs in a row off of...
Special To The SunAmid the tumults of 2001, this region's authors and publishers have stayed by their keyboards and their cash-flow charts, producing new books for the general reader. Here, accordingly, is the annual try at a census of such works, by Marylanders or about...
Tags: Newspapers, Arts and Culture, Family, Slavery, Fiction
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