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Nov.08.2011
Having just completed the second draft of my first novel about a woman, I am beginning to realize that writing about the opposite sex could indeed be the male author’s greatest challenge. How many truly great books have been written by men with a woman as the central character? I asked myself. And...
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Oct.26.2011
100 Love Sonnets
Here is a review of 100 Love Sonnets published at Mexconnect.com: Lorenzo Press, 2010 Available from Amazon Books: Paperback e-book available from www.lorenzopress.com "Well," you might be asking, "just what does a book titled 100 Love Sonnets have to do with Mexico?" "A lot," I might answer, "...
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Oct.17.2011
When I was in college way back before the Flood, I wrote comedy sketches with my roommate and we performed them at parties. These sketches were like those seen on the first Saturday Night Live season with Akroyd and Belushi, but we wrote ours BEFORE SNL was on the air. We were ahead of our time,...
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Sep.17.2011
When artists live in exile from their native countries, their work benefits immeasurably from their newly formed perspectives on the world. Poetry, painting, and music, for example, cross borders and transcend cultures. My own experience as a poet and painter has taught me the artistic value of...
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Aug.26.2011
I was part of the Montreal literary scene in the 1970's and I interviewed Mordecai Richler for the Montreal-based magazine I was then editing called Elite. This was 1975, after the film version of Duddy Kravitz had come out and just before he published his first children's book. I had made several...
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Jun.11.2011
I've been striving for years to encourage Italian Americans to see themselves in a more positive light, to counteract the negative images in the media with realistic immigrant stories about he struggles and suffering of their parents and grandparents, and to learn more about their rich European...
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May.26.2011
It is written in Ecclesiastes that there's nothing new under the sun. If that's true then is it possible for today's writers to have something new to say? This is the anxiety that haunts every serious writer and urges him or her to lay down the pen. What more is there to say? Hasn't it all been...
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Apr.01.2011
New book by noted couples therapist team offers startling new theories about why men and women have so much trouble understanding each other. Based on 25 years of counseling couples whose marriages were on the verge of a total meltdown, Edna and Francis Darling have deduced their simple theory and...
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Feb.03.2011
As a great lover of trees, I am always deeply saddened by the sight of a freshly sawn trunk where once a mighty arbor had stood. Each tree is a mysterious, living presence with a personality all its own, and its disappearance is similar to the sudden absence of a person we have grown accustomed to...
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Jan.25.2011
With the approach of Valentine’s Day, the thoughts of most Americans turn to the joys of love (conventionalized by the media though they may be). But for most American poets, particularly young and inexperienced ones, it’s love of the unrequited kind that seems to be their special province and...
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Jan.05.2011
Without a doubt Mark Twain is twirling in his grave -- tickled to “death” by the latest fuss over his classic, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. No, it hasn’t been banned again. Worse than that, it’s been sanitized, purged of the “N” word, the six letters that no politically correct American...
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Jan.04.2011
5000 blackbirds dropping from the sky,way too manyto bake into a pie. No one has an answer,no one knows whyso many blackbirdswould suddenly die. Some are sanguinebut say it's quizzical.Others are scaredand call it biblical. Bang on the roofgoes another bird.Ominously it soundslike the ending of a...
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Dec.31.2010
One of the oddest places I was located at midnight on New Year’s Eve was the fire escape of a building in Boston. I had been enjoying myself at a party with a great jazz combo when one of my dearest friends at the time, who was in an advanced state of inebriation, decided emphatically that he had...
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Dec.17.2010
Becoming a famous writer allows you to indulge in publishing all sorts of notes about the minutiae of your life. But is anyone truly interested? Consider the recently published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1, which weighs in at something like 15 pounds and 796 pages. In it, Twain begins...
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Dec.07.2010
REDROOM: Mr. Dickens, how do you feel about having two of your books, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, chosen by Oprah for her book club? CHARLES DICKENS: Who’s Oprah? RR: An African American woman with a nationally broadcast television show. CD: Ah, I see. And this means . . . ? RR:...
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