Most people are not aware that the NEW YORK TIMES occassionally publishes works of fiction. By this I mean short stories, not their sometimes wildly exaggerated "news" items. But that is another…Continue
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My friend, author Stephen Poleskie, recently had a book trailer made for his book VIGILIA'S TEMPEST. While it had over 700 hits on YouTube in the first months it was up, and has now passed 4300 hits,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Bel Ravenne Mar 10, 2013.
I RECENTLY READ A QUOTE attributed to Walter Benjamin that said: "There is no difference between a human life and a word." It was used by an author as an introduction to her book. I don't know exactly where the quote came from, as I have not read it in context. But used alone, as it was, it seemed rather immature, something a young and not fully developed mind might say. Looking around my house I can see two human beings, and three cats, and almost a thousand books containing probably a million words. And I clearly see the difference.
Just over a hundred years ago what is considered by many to be one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century was published to absolutely no fanfare. After being turned down by a host of French publishing houses—including Gallimard, on the advice of André Gide—the first volume of À la recherche du temps perdu was printed at Marcel Proust’s own expense in November 1913. Half a year later war broke out, paper was rationed, the lead used to set the book was…Continue
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Jeanne Mackin has a new book out called "The Beautiful American." It swirls around the fashion model and photographer Lee Miller. You can read Barbara Adam's Ithaca Times interview with Mackin about writing the book at this link: …
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"Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame but to experience becoming, to find out what's inside you, to make your soul grow."
Kurt Vonnegut: from a response to a letter from a grade school class
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