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Women authors

“If Only I Could Begin Again!”

The mystery of a writer’s métier

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Trash, Rock, Destroy

Is Virginie Des­pentes the French writer America needs?

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Higher Yearning

From a journal that Flannery O’Connor (1925–64) kept during her second year at Georgia State College for Women. The journal entries were published in Issue 94 of Image Journal. Regina…

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A Dream Preferred

By Anaïs Nin (1903–77), from diary entries written in March 1947 in New York City. Trapeze, an unexpurgated section of Nin’s diaries spanning from 1947 to 1955, was published this…

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Fighting Dirty

By Anne Garréta, from Not One Day, which was published this month by Deep Vellum. Garréta is a French novelist and a member of the Oulipo. Not One Day chronicles…

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Ex Post

The life of a woman of letters

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The Mother of All Questions

I gave a talk on Virginia Woolf a few years ago. During the question-and-answer period that followed it, the subject that seemed to most interest a number of people was…

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Ways of Being Silent

from the archive 50 years ago in Harper’s Magazine Literary history and the present are dark with silences: the years-long silences of acknowledged greats; the ceasing to publish after one…

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Bad Romance

One genre and a billion happy endings

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