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  • At typewriter: Dorothy Parker

     
    A 1941 photograph of Dorothy Parker at work at her typewriter....
  • Timber Creek student wins national gold medal for short story

     
    Matthew Britzius, a senior at Timber Creek High School, has won a national gold medal from Scholastic for his short story “Two Carnivals and Thirty-Six Years.” The award is a high honor in the 87th year of The Scholastic, Inc. Art and...
  • Book reviews: 'Prose,' 'Poems' and 'The Complete Correspondence'

    Book reviews: 'Prose,' 'Poems' and 'The Complete Correspondence'
    Prose Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Lloyd Schwartz Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 493 pp., $20 paper Poems Elizabeth Bishop, edited by Saskia Hamilton Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 339 pp., $16 paper Elizabeth Bishop and the New Yorker The Complete...
  • Elizabeth Alexander's Poems Explore the Black American Experience

    Elizabeth Alexander writes poems of elegant simplicity about the black American experience. Author of five books of poetry and two books of essays and chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale, she’s probably best known for her poem...
  • Bookmark: Inscriptions tell their own stories

    The first house I owned was quite small, but it came with a wonderfully mysterious basement. Among the treasures housed therein was a wringer washer, a green metal cabinet that opened with a deliciously coffin-like squeal and a collection of textbooks...
  • Abnormal the norm at Red Branch Theatre

    Abnormal the norm at Red Branch Theatre
    There is nothing normal about "Next to Normal"at Columbia's Red Branch Theatre Company. This 2009 Broadway musical is a tuneful consideration of a family that is being ripped apart by the mother's mental illness. It's not the cheerful musical norm, that's...
  • Requiem: 2007 passings of note

    Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Afloat Guy de Maupassant, translated from the French by Douglas Parmée NYRB Classics: 126 pp., $14 paper "AFLOAT" WAS originally published as "Sur l'eau," Guy de Maupassant's log of his travels along the French Riviera on his yacht in 1887. He was...
  • PASSINGS

    Nicholas Hughes Son of poet Sylvia Plath Nicholas Hughes, 47, a fisheries biologist who was the son of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, killed himself March 16 at his home in Fairbanks, Alaska, state police reported. Hughes, who hanged himself,...
  • New in paperback

    Al Alvarez: "The Biggest Game in Town" (Picador) Back in the early 1970s, Al Alvarez wrote "The Savage God," a study of suicide which contributed in no small part to the mythology that came to surround his friend, the great poet Sylvia Plath. A poet...
  • 'Chronic,' by D.A. Powell

    'Chronic,' by D.A. Powell
    Chronic Poems D.A. Powell Graywolf: 78 pp., $20 There are poets who show us the exterior world and poets who ferry news of their inner turmoil. Yet very few possess the double vision required to do both. Sylvia Plath surveyed and stoked the fires...