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  • Occasionally atrocious

    Occasionally atrocious
    Every writer -- even the great ones -- suffers rejection. Several years ago, The Missouri Review went digging in the Alfred A. Knopf archives and retrieved a collection of in-house readers' reports documenting the publisher's rejection of several notable authors. In "Publication is Not Recommended: From the Knopf Archives," the Review reprinted many of the reports. Here's an excerpt of the article, featuring the original text of several rejections.
  • Long-lost Ted Hughes poem focuses on Sylvia Plath's suicide

    Long-lost Ted Hughes poem focuses on Sylvia Plath's suicide

    Book review: 'Palo Alto' by James Franco

    Book review: 'Palo Alto' by James Franco
    Most people who write fiction have day jobs mainly because writing fiction tends to pay poorly and sporadically. But James Franco, who has written a collection of short stories entitled "Palo Alto" (Scribners) is a movie star. So when he landed one of...

    Book review: 'Nom de Plume' by Carmela Ciuraru

    Book review: 'Nom de Plume' by Carmela Ciuraru
    "The obvious trouble with pen names … even with the most inspired and impressive ones, was that they somehow failed to convey truly the full extent of one's literary genius," said Romain Gary, the great French filmmaker and novelist, among other...

    Adrienne Rich dies at 82; feminist poet and essayist

    Adrienne Rich, a pioneering feminist poet and essayist who challenged what she considered to be the myths of the American dream and subsequently received high literary honors, died Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz. She was 82. The cause was...