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William Faulkner

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  • A writing career becomes harder to scale

    A writing career becomes harder to scale
    In the late 1980s, when I was a graduate student working on short stories and flirting with the idea of a novel, I came across an essay that was being passed around my circle of friends. It was titled "Writing in the Cold: The First Ten Years," and the...
  • Lady Gaga bio is on the way

     
    Was it the crazy headgear? The cage-like dresses? The sculptural hairdos? The multiple Grammy Awards? Something got the attention of the Overlook Press, which has announced it will publish the first (if unauthorized) biography of Lady Gaga. The book...
  • Martin Scorsese does his research in preparation for LACMA appearance

     
    When Martin Scorsese accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards ceremony, he evoked the words of William Faulkner: "The past is never dead. It's not even past." He later said in his speech, "None of us......
  • 'Avatar' wins top Golden Globe

    'Avatar' wins top Golden Globe
    The night belongs to "Avatar." The sci-fi blockbuster -- the most expensive movie ever made and on track to become the highest-grossing film ever made – won the Golden Globe tonight for best dramatic film and best director for James Cameron. "Avatar"...
  • Scott Cooper: The body and soul behind 'Crazy Heart'

     
    The critics have been raving nonstop, and rightfully so, over Jeff Bridges' peerless performance in "Crazy Heart" as Bad Blake, the burned-out country music star who finds himself running on empty, reduced to playing bowling alleys as he tries to......
  • Books provide solace and companionship

    Books provide solace and companionship
    I'm in an old farmhouse on a high, windy prairie in Idaho. There's snow on the ground: It's 6 below zero this morning, and the plumbing is frozen again. Coincidentally, I just finished rereading "Alone" by Adm. Richard Byrd, an account of the brutally...
  • 'The Paris Review Interviews, Volumes I-IV'

    'The Paris Review Interviews, Volumes I-IV'
    In 1958, Malcolm Cowley edited the first collection of interviews with contemporary authors from the pages of the Paris Review. Over the intervening half-century, the Review has packaged up more than a dozen additional volumes of this material, most...
  • Cormac McCarthy's $254,500 typewriter

     
    Cormac McCarthy's typewriter sold at auction today for 254,500 bones, more than 12 times the estimated cost of $15,000-$20,000. And the thing barely works! Functionality isn't the point, of course: Provenance is. It's notable that McCarthy has written all...
  • Fantasy Xmas shopping for book lovers: Christie's droolworthy auction

     
    Looking for just the right gifts for the book lovers in your life? Today, in two auctions, Christie's is auctioning some rare and stunning literary artifacts. Cormac McCarthy's typewriter is only the beginning; there are first editions and letters and.......
  • National Book Awards include McCann, Eggers, Vidal

     
    The National Book Award for Fiction went to Colum McCann for his novel "Let the Great World Spin," a story of New York in 1974 that doubles as an allegory of 9/11. It was the final award at the black-tie......
  • Nobel laureates in literature: the good, the bad and the Nazi

     
    When the Nobel Prize in literature was announced this month, the name "Herta Muller" met much American head-scratching. Muller, an ethnically German Romanian who writes of trials of living under a repressive dictatorship, has a strong reputation in Europe...