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4 Literary Families who Sabotaged Each Other’s Careers

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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...
The Bell Jar Gets a Movie, and 5 More Biopics About Women Writers

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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...
5 Writers Who Shouldn’t Have Survived Long Enough to Write Their Classics

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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...
More Essential Books that Almost Never Saw the Light of Day

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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, Belzhar, Turns Grief Into A Special Realm

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Meg Wolitzer’s YA Debut, Belzhar, 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

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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...

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Telling it Slant: 10 Authors Who Experimented With Autobiography

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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...

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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...

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