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4 Literary Families who Sabotaged Each Other’s Careers
Tolstoy famously wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” No one knows this better than those who spend...
art imitating life
The Bell Jar
Gets a Movie, and 5 More Biopics About Women Writers
Sylvia Plath is one of modern literature’s most celebrated, complicated women, which is why it’s astonishing that it has taken this long for...
the writing life
5 Writers Who Shouldn’t Have Survived Long Enough to Write Their Classics
We tend to imagine writers falling into two camps: hard-drinking misfits who somehow translate their personal misery into beautiful works, and...
almost doesn't count
More Essential Books that Almost Never Saw the Light of Day
The best, most beloved books often have one thing in common: a struggle to be published. Some of our most important stories, from Anne...
Meg Wolitzer’s YA Debut,
, Turns Grief Into A Special Realm
Who isn’t emotionally fragile at some point in their teen years? And who doesn’t long to be picked out of the crowd, recognized as someone...
14 Writers Who Would Have Been Great Collaborators
We literary enthusiasts tend to have our favorite writers, both classic and contemporary—and yes, that’s “writers,” as in plural, because as most...
Telling it Slant: 10 Authors Who Experimented With Autobiography
Some people can sit down and write the story of their lives in a clear and straightforward fashion and be done. Other people, like New Yorker cartoonist...
Oh Hey, Sylvia Plath Wrote a Children’s Book
As a brooding young high-schooler, you probably had a major lit-crush on one Sylvia Plath, the overwhelmingly depressed/talented poet/author behind such...