Posts Tagged: the giving tree

Safety Nets: On Seeing Movies with My Children


There’s no blueprint for any of this. If there were, I would have read it by now. ...more

Nothing Left To Give


Coming across a fiftieth anniversary edition copy of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, Ruth Margalit examines, for the New Yorker, the meaning of this book, especially in the context of the rest of the writer’s work:

… it’s difficult to know whether Silverstein, who died of a heart attack in 1999, after keeping out of the public eye for more than two decades, meant for us to read the book so conclusively.