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  • C. David Heymann dies at 67; controversial bestselling biographer

    C. David Heymann dies at 67; controversial bestselling biographer
    C. David Heymann, a bestselling biographer whose titillating accounts of famous lives often were criticized as inaccurate or dishonest, including a book on heiress Barbara Hutton that was recalled because of factual disputes, has died. He was 67. Heymann...
  • W.S. Merwin is green as U.S. poet laureate

    W.S. Merwin is green as U.S. poet laureate
    Reporting from Maui — We've been batting our way through W.S. Merwin's yard for a couple hours, swatting mosquitoes in the streambed under the dark wet canopy of towering, philodendron-draped mangoes and looking at some 700 species of palm trees,...
  • Rediscoveries: 'The Tree' by John Fowles

    Rediscoveries: 'The Tree' by John Fowles
    Re-Discoveries An occasional look at classic reissues… The Tree by John Fowles with a new introduction by Barry Lopez (Ecco: 94 pp., $13.99 paper) "The key to my fiction," wrote Fowles in 1979 when this essay was first published, "lies in my...
  • The Virginia Quarterly Review, part 1: A suicide rocks the esteemed literary journal

     
    On July 30, Kevin Morrissey printed a note, gathered his identification and called the Charlottesville, Va., police to report a shooting at the coal tower, a local landmark. When they arrived, it was Morrissey they found dead of a self-inflicted......
  • Patt Morrison Asks: The poet, W.S. Merwin

    An Idaho resort hotel's verdure is not the wild tumble around W.S. Merwin's beloved Hawaiian home, but disciplined grass and orderly stands of trees. Not, perhaps, the sort of trees Merwin had in mind when he wrote, "On the last day of the world I would...
  • Poet Richard Wilbur helps kick off the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival on June 1

    Poet Richard Wilbur helps kick off the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival on June 1
    Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Kickoff Weekend June 1-3, Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, (860) 677-4787, hillstead.org.   It would be hard to find a more accomplished living poet in the world today than Richard Wilbur. In addition to...
  • Three World Premieres Highlight New Yale Rep Season

    Three World Premieres Highlight New Yale Rep Season
    The 2012-13 Yale Repertory Theatre season will feature three world premieres by Sarah Ruhl, David Adjmi and a collaboration by Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff, based on a  Rainer Werner Fassbinder film. Oscar-nominee ("Sideways") and Emmy Award-winner ("...
  • A family trait of making music

    A family trait of making music
    If conductor Jeffrey Kahane led the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with even more vim and vigor than usual during last weekend's concert at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, he had good reason. The program of new and familiar music on Saturday, April 21...
  • Risselle 'Rikki' Fleisher

    Risselle 'Rikki' Fleisher
    Risselle "Rikki" Fleisher, a former general counsel to the Maryland Commission on Human Relations who was a legal advocate in civil rights cases, died Tuesday of breast cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The Bethany Beach, Del., resident was 77. "She wanted...
  • 'Never Breathe a Word: The Collected Stories' by Caroline Blackwood

    'Never Breathe a Word: The Collected Stories' by Caroline Blackwood
    Never Breathe a Word The Collected Stories Caroline Blackwood Counterpoint: 366 pp., $26 It is clear that we read for pleasure; what is less obvious are the varieties of pleasures we experience. Pleasing isn't always pleasant. Take Caroline Blackwood'...
  • W.D. Snodgrass dies at 83; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, teacher

    W.D. Snodgrass, the prolific, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who had a nearly 40-year teaching career, has died in upstate New York. He was 83. His family said he died Tuesday at his home in Erieville, N.Y., just east of Syracuse, after a four-month...