Occasionally the American featured celebrity tracing his/her family tree comes across as – much as I hate to say this – worryingly clueless about wider history and lives lived prior to the present.
My favorite men in novels? That was actually a much tougher question to answer because as I thought about it I realized I tend to find women characters more interesting.
Theodore Roosevelt once wrote that if someone is “not familiar with the Bible, he has suffered a loss.” For an author, that is doubly true.
Another case in point: my friends and I watched Friends, first run, when it was brand new…
Every page is important, but for a writer (in my humble opinion) “Page 1” is probably the scariest one.
The Sun Also Rises is said to be probably his best novel. Interestingly, too, it is his first. (Not something most writers wish for themselves.)
I envy someone reading it for the first time.
If you be one on a far continent, unacquainted with such, and discovering even that our Google translator is inadequate in the face of this English such as I am employing now, you have my most sincerest of apologies…
Truth indeed. We could definitely use some.
I remember thinking also that I had gone to great lengths to write the women well (particularly the French women, who in our “Anglo-Saxon” literature are too often caricatured as nutcases, fiends, deviants, or “exotic”), and she had zeroed in on a man.
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