Ambassadors are, by definition, foreign bodies.
As Annie Proulx is to Wyoming, so is Jane Candia Coleman to Arizona.
Back when I was young, lists seemed like fences on the open range. But secretly, I was pleased to be corralled among other literary thoroughbreds.
Copywriting cuts the communication cord between word and feeling. By offering instant gratification, it atrophies more subtle emotions.
For me, Jews and football go together like a horse and carriage.
Hinde Esther Kreitman is a forgotten literary foremother, her works largely lost, ignored and out of print.
I believe that there may well be a personal God out there - not a monotheistic God - that has got it in for me.
I do not mean for one second to suggest that 'White Doves at Morning' was written with a movie deal in mind. Certainly not.
I had a Latin master who, for no rational reason whatsoever - I was a very quiet kid at school - just hated me.
I'll tell you now that I hate myself for many reasons, but being Jewish is not one of them.
I'm completely lacking any sense of religious belief, but I am superstitious.
It would be a big mistake to think that Chekhov was a natural, that he did not have to work for his effects and singular style.
McCarthy's prose in 'Blood Meridian' comes blazing from the Book of Revelation.
Of course the 19th century remained in blissful ignorance of post-modern irony, and the dime novels were made without end.
One-eyed Reuben 'Rooster' Cogburn is the role that finally delivered John Wayne his Oscar.
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