Posts Tagged: The Portrait of a Lady

The Story Is the Concepts: Philosophizing with Ryan Ruby


Ryan Ruby talks about his debut novel The Zero and the One, the challenges of pacing and plot, and the fun of inventing a book of philosophy for the novel. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: How To Make Sure Your Writing Is Forgotten


Do you really want to have to listen from the grave as students discuss your themes and scholars analyze your syntax and trace your influence? ...more

Michel Tournier and the Novel of Ideas


Do novels think? ...more

A Brief History of Pandering


Erasing women writers like Woolson carries immense implications. It creates an environment ripe for the continued marginalization and silencing of women’s voices today. ...more

Before There Was Facebook, There Was Oscar Wilde with a Yellow Handkerchief


In January 1882, before he wrote “The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray, or any of the great works for which we honor him today,” Oscar Wilde went on a tour throughout the United States, lecturing about interior decorating, craft-making, and home aesthetics.