August, 2007

In Retrospect: NBCC winner Mark Rudman on Robert Lowell’s Day by Day

by admin | Aug-22-2007

All his life Lowell was trying to become comfortable with imperfection and in Day by Day he does. The book was an open door for him and it contains the most...read »

In Retrospect: Ann Charters on Joyce Johnson’s “Minor Characters.”

by admin | Aug-22-2007

Q: Has Joyce Johnson's memoir, Minor Characters reconfigured how we see Kerouac, what we know of him as a writer and a person? A: I don't think Joyce's...read »

What to Read this Fall

by Marcela Valdes | Aug-22-2007

1) The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (Riverhead, Sept.)I'm completely over the moon for this novel, which Díaz fans have waited for ever...read »

In Retrospect: A Q&A with Joyce Johnson

by admin | Aug-20-2007

With the 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road fast approaching (it was published on September 5, 1957), it is only appropriate to speak with Joyce...read »

In Retrospect: Helen Vendler on “Day by Day”

by admin | Aug-19-2007

Due to a scheduling conflict, Helen Vendler was unable to do an interview on "Day by Day" this week, as originally planned. But she has already said...read »

In Retrospect: Michael Hofmann on Robert Lowell’s “Day by Day”

by admin | Aug-18-2007

It seems to me that Day By Day always had the chiaroscuro not just of a late, but of a posthumous publication. A little baggy, a little wispy, a little too...read »

In Retrospect: Robert Lowell at Harvard, Fall 1969

by Nicholas Christopher | Aug-17-2007

In the fall of 1969, as a freshman, I applied, and was admitted, to Robert Lowell's advanced poetry workshop at Harvard, a coveted class with a limited...read »

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