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  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • The limits of fussbudgetry

    The day of my first piano lesson, I picked out "Yankee Doodle," right hand only. It would be insane to start a  beginner with one of Bach's partitas or one of Lizst's Hungarian rhapsodies. One starts simply and progresses by stages as far as one's...
  • Lexicographers, bless their hearts

    The other day I cooed here in Wordville over the publication of the final volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English, and yesterday Mary Beth Marklein quoted those sentiments in an article published in USA Today. I stand by those statements....
  • Alice C. Steinbach, Pulitzer Prize winner

    Alice C. Steinbach, Pulitzer Prize winner
    Alice C. Steinbach, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for The Baltimore Sun, whose work captured the wonder and grace of people and places around the world, died Tuesday of cancer at her Roland Park Place home. She was 78. In her more than two-...
  • Yale Selects Three Plays For Carlotta Festival

    Three graduate student plays from the Yale School of Drama are selected for the seventh annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays, May 4 to 12 at the Iseman Theater,1156 Chapel St,, New Haven. The plays will run in repertory with 12 performances over nine...
  • Nerds, private eyes and others

    Stephen Crane: "An Experiment in Misery" (HarperPerennial) "The Palace Hotel at Fort Romper was painted a light blue, a shade that is on the legs of a kind of heron, causing the bird to declare its position against any background. The Palace Hotel, then,...
  • For so-and-so, with love

    For so-and-so, with love
    "For Sherrell, Who's helped show me the way from my earliest recollections, and whose love and spirit -- abundant in every way -- are a large part of the life behind this book and the life in this book. My Love Always, Roy. Old Chatham, NY, 12/25/82." On...
  • In 'Lark and Termite,' Jayne Anne Phillips continues to explore human vulnerabilities and the lasting effects of war on memory

    In 'Lark and Termite,' Jayne Anne Phillips continues to explore human vulnerabilities and the lasting effects of war on memory
    Falling in love with a writer requires commitment; the long haul, thick and thin. They get old, you get old. The relationship waxes and wanes. Most readers can recall times of perfect synchronicity -- when the book was the necessary enzyme, the catalyst,...
  • 'A Jury of Her Peers' by Elaine Showalter

    'A Jury of Her Peers' by Elaine Showalter
    A Jury of Her Peers American Women Writers From Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx Elaine Showalter Alfred A. Knopf: 608 pp., $30 The title of this, the "first literary history of American women writers ever written," explains Elaine Showalter, comes...
  • Music's literary side

    Music's literary side
    During the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, singer-songwriter Joe Henry participated in a panel on the connection between music and the written word. For our summer reading issue, we asked Henry to elaborate on this question and to write about how...
  • Lew Archer is back on the case

    He wasn't the hardest of the hard-boiled or the toughest of the tough guys. But Lew Archer, the often melancholy hero of a series of acclaimed detective novels by Ross Macdonald, matched his biting asides with a humane worldview, a love of the underdog...