Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: Baz Luhrmann’s flashy adaptation of The Great Gatsby has us remembering other hyper-stylized takes on high-school reading-list staples. The Age Of Innocence is the most underrated and underseen of Martin Scorsese’s major works. Show More Summary
George Orwell’s birthplace, in India, is being turned into a memorial? to Gandhi. The birthplaces of Edith Wharton and Eugene O’Neill, meanwhile, have been turned into Starbuckses. Granta’s once-per-decade Best of Young British Novelists...Show More Summary
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Roberta Kaplan, a partner at Paul,Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, speaks on the U.S. Supreme Court steps after arguing against the Defense of Marriage Act for her client Edith Windsor, in the pink scarf. Elizabeth Wydra spent the past two...
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton Published by: Penguin Classics Published on: November 24, 2010 (reprint) Page Count: 352 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Penguin Classics RED edition bought from Ram’s Head Books Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook My Review Lily Bart is a beautiful, vivacious single New York socialite. She, nearing [...]
Wharton just had her 151st birthday, and I feel like she's been part of my life for decades. I wouldn't say that she haunts me, exactly, but she's lodged in my consciousness like a rich piece of chamber music -- the Schubert quintet, perhaps -- continually revealing new depths.
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If you enjoyed our first round of illustrated puns, don’t miss out on Pablo Nerutabaga, Leo Toystory, Sylvia Plathypus, and company. Related Posts: Happy Birthday, Edith Wharton! Literary Puns Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears The Rumpus Original (Supersized) Combo with D.A.
For what would have been her 151st birthday, the author gets our visual pun treatment. Without further ado, meet Edith Wart-on: For more illustrated puns of literary greats, click here. And stay tuned for a new set of authors!
The Atlantic – the one time publisher of Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edith Wharton – is now publishing blatant Scientology propaganda. The "sponsored content," which went up Monday around noon, features all sorts of breathless praise for Scientology and its alleged growth last year. More »
The English alphabet has ever been the center of the American literary universe — the letters of Whitman, of Edith Wharton, of every poorly-spelled happy hour chalkboard in Greenwich Village — and though the legendary set of graphemes...Show More Summary
New York has ever been the center of the American literary universe — the city of Whitman, of Edith Wharton, of every bar in Greenwich village — and though the legendary metropolis has lost a little edge and a lot of grime since Henry Miller lived here, it is still home to and creative fodder [...]
At some point, you’ve probably had a daydream about a vending machine that sells books. Well, guess what. (There’s also a video guide.) (Thanks, Andrew) Related posts: Edith Wharton: A Writer’s Reflections Wharton’s deepest concern was morality. Show More Summary
“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.” That’s a quote by Edith Wharton, and I can only guess that she wasn’t one to travel the proverbial beaten path for long. Show More Summary
I am a big fan of Edith Wharton, even when her characters are driving me crazy. Her writing is beautiful, insightful and relatable--although it was written almost 100 years ago. I think it was another cannonball reviewer who recommended Summer...
Based on her unfinished novel.
Pulitzer-prize winning author, Edith Wharton would’ve celebrated her 150 th birthday this year, and many are marking the occasion with homage to honor the writer, including Vogue. In a beautifully shot spread, photographed by none other than the talented Annie Leibovitz, Vogue recreates scenes from Wharton’s works. Show More Summary
Why were there no women novelists in Vogue‘s Edith Wharton spread? [Slate] [Photo: Slate/Vogue] Female voters nationwide favor President Obama by 10 points, according to a poll released yesterday by NBC/Wall Street Journal. [Feminist.org]...Show More Summary
There is, in Vogue’s September issue, an 18-page photo feature “depicting a handful of actors, artists, models, and writers posing as [Edith] Wharton and her circle.” So why are male writers featured, but no female writers? Certainly someone more literary… Continue reading ?
Real people are allowed to be in Vogue once in a while, but it helps to be real male. The September issue featured a spread set at the Mount, the estate of Edith Wharton (who turns 150 this year), and "All the Single Ladies" writer Kate Bolick reports that it was ... More »