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dorothy-nixon's picture
May.08.2013
Pages from my Grandfather's Montreal City Hall File. His post, Director of Services, created in 1921 was intended to streamline services in Montreal. This is an age of too much information and I don't mean only the news media. (Yes, I couldn't help spending some time yesterday reading the...
jm-cornwell's picture
Oct.03.2012
When I began reading The Age of Desire I was immediately pulled into the narrative and into Edith Wharton's life, or at least the few years that are chronicled in Edith's words and Jennie Fields' prose. I was not prepared for such a journey, but it is a journey I am very glad I took. I read several...
jm-cornwell's picture
Sep.17.2012
Jumping through hoops this morning with the post office (nothing new there, and, no, they didn't reroute my mail again), trying to get a little sustenance after a broken night's sleep, and it's Monday again. Why is it Monday? Oh, right, because I worked Saturday and it feels like I had no...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Aug.21.2012
  Here are some covers of Edith Wharton's novel THE REEF. I've never read it, but I'm half way through the BBC Radio Four extra dramatization. (I've only read the House of Mirth (and seen the movie with Gillian Anderson) and Age of Innocence. I went to Google Images to check out the book...
micah-perks's picture
Jun.06.2012
      Edith Wharton called her novel, Summer, "the hot Ethan Frome." It is a sister book to Ethan Frome in many ways. It takes place in rural New England, is about forbidden love, and unlike most of her other novels, her characters are middle class. But the main character...
deb-e-tenney's picture
Nov.18.2011
To appreciate Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize winning love story, The Age of Innocence, you have to understand the almost forgotten practice of moral obligation. In our “Sex and the City” subculture, moral obligation means breaking up one short-term relationship via email ten minutes before...
helen-oyeyemi's picture
Feb.14.2011
so good...so good. especially kerfol. had to sleep with two lights on. 
tatjana-soli's picture
Jul.19.2010
I'm honored to have been asked to take part in a panel discussion on writing about war at the first annual Berkshire Wordfest this Saturday in Lenox, Massachusetts. The festival takes place at The Mount, the beautiful estate of Edith Wharton. My fellow panelists are:  "Writers in Wartime...
rosemary-dibattista's picture
Oct.31.2009
  Ever since I read The House of Mirth for my women's lit class in college, I have been a Wharton fan. I'm drawn to her work for a number of reasons. For one thing, her books successfully bridged the commercial and the literary, bringing her both fame and money in her lifetime (much to the dismay...
mylene-dressler's picture
Sep.25.2009
"The opening paragraph of a story is its second strongest statement (the final paragraph is the strongest) and sets the tone for all that follows . . .  At the conclusion of a novel the illuminating incident* need only send its ray backward . . . but it should send a long enough shaft to meet...