In our current issue (33:3): Fiction by Susan Ford
Our Fall 2010 issue features Susan Ford’s first published work of fiction, “Of Questionable Provenance.” It is a remarkable story for many reasons, one being the way in which Ford invokes the sensibility of her first-person narrator, a London rare-books dealer and antiquarian scholar, and applies it seamlessly to the city that provides the story’s setting. Ford writes, ...
Contributor News: Gary Scharnhorst
Our Winter 1996 issue contained a found text feature on Bret Harte, “My Luck, Just Now, Is Pretty Hard”: Letters From Bret Harte, 1872-78. Gary Scharnhorst, who brought us the Bret Harte feature, has edited Twain in His Own Time, a collection of biographical pieces on Mark Twain. One is an interview with his mother, another is a recollection by the pilot who instructed him in boat...
In the essay, concepts do not build a continuum of operations, thought does not...– Theodor Adorno, “The Essay As Form”
Success prompts to exertion; and habit facilitates success. It is idle to...– William Hazlitt, “On Application to Study”
I will venture to say, that no one but a pedant ever read his own works...– William Hazlitt, “Whether Genius is Conscious of its Powers?”
An author had better try the effect of his sentences on his stomach than on his...– William Hazlitt, “On the Prose-Style of Poets”
Literature is, and always must be, inseparably blended with politics and...– Thomas Macaulay, “On the Royal Society of Literature”
Only the insane take themselves quite seriously.– Max Beerbohm
The wickedness of a loose or profane author is more atrocious that that of the...– Samuel Johnson