The Mount says it has made final payments to its lenders and no longer carries any debt, bringing to a close a financial saga that might have come from the pages of a novel by its onetime owner.
Edith Wharton’s masterpieces are great precisely because they skirt the divide between profound human observations (about our inability to change or to put ourselves on a limb to aid each other, and the exquisite futility of our longing...Show More Summary
Sex, politics, and sexual politics were on the menu last night for an even-more-gross-than-usual episode of Another Period. Edith Wharton can’t even bother to turn over in her grave for this kind of stuff. Everything from gay conversion...Show More Summary
“E.L. Doctorow, a leading figure in contemporary American letters whose popular, critically admired and award-winning novels — including ‘Ragtime,’ ‘Billy Bathgate’ and ‘The March’ — situated fictional characters in recognizable historical contexts, among identifiable historical figures and often within unconventional...
Planning to teach Wharton soon, I took another look at Franzen's New Yorker hatchet job on Edith Wharton and it was worse than I remembered. The critics' darling praises her classics The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and...Show More Summary
There are two ways of spreading light -- to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. -- Edith Wharton The definition of connection is knowing another and being known by another. As our lives get busier and we cram more activities...Show More Summary
What better way to celebrate pioneering women writers ranging from Edna St. Vincent Millay to Edith Wharton than with a collection of literary paper dolls?
The reporter, who died Thursday, was a Raymond Carver character plopped into the New York Times’s Edith Wharton world
“Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.” –Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance How do you feel about habits? Do you fight against...Show More Summary
Like a slow-motion car pile-up that you can’t stop watching, Wharton’s ‘House of Mirth’ describes a socialite’s decline and fall in pitiless, addictive detail.
Overwhelmed by the cascading changes at Downton Abbey, Maggie Smith's snarky Dowager Countess complained way back in Season One, "Sometimes I feel as if I were living in an H.G. Wells novel." Wells, of course, wrote The War of the Worlds...Show More Summary
Edith Wharton didn't think F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was a perfect book, and she told him so. But his anti-Semitic portrait of Meyer Wolfsheim, now that was perfect, even "masterly." What did Wharton know from Jews? Well, over a decade before, she'd created her own "perfect" Jew Simon Rosedale in her bestseller The House of Mirth. Show More Summary
Singing about marriage, two of Steven Sondheim's characters in A Little Night Music condemn it for inflicting so much pain: "Every day a little death....every day a little sting." I felt a bit like like that in college, not because I was married, but because I was an English major. Show More Summary
“The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.” – Edith Wharton Yogic breathing, a phone app, and laughing gas may be some of the best new remedies for depression. Some interesting pilot studies in 2014 are providing hope for the future of depression. Curiously, these new possibilities all involve the mouth and nose. Breathing […]
Edith Wharton... Everything seemed strange, ominous and unreal, like the yellow glare that precedes a storm. There were moments when I felt as if I had died, and woken up in an unknown world. And so I had. The political culture in this country has gone beyond strange, it has gone beyond [...]
In her first major television role, Scarlett Johansson will star in an adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel "The Custom of the Country" for Sony Pictures Television.
We all know Scarlett Johansson can kick butt literally, but it's been a while since we saw her BAMF-ery demonstrated in a less overtly action-packed role. But that's all about to change—thanks to Sony Television Pictures, Scar Jo is about to ditch her gauntlets and grace the small screen as one of American literature's most ruthless female characters.
Scarlett Johansson will be starring and producing an eight-part TV series based on the Edith Wharton novel Custom of the… Read More
Scarlett Johansson will join the rush of movie stars transitioning to the small screen in an adaptation of Edith Wharton’s The Custom Of The Country, which is being adapted as an eight-episode limited series by Sony Pictures Television. Show More Summary
Scarlett Johansson will star in and produce a TV miniseries based on Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country. The eight-episode series will likely air on cable. [NYMag.com] Stephen Collins’ estranged wife Faye Grant, who recorded the audio in which he confesses to molesting multiple young girls, says she handed over the tape to police [...]