Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi discusses her new novel, SAVAGE TONGUES.
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Lessley’s poems remind us: “Because to cry’s / a sign, to cry is proof, / there’s life.” ...more
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A list of books written by women, translated by women, and in many instances, both!
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Writers aren’t exactly known for taking the road more traveled by, and the authors profiled in Andrew Shaffer’s Literary Rogues are no exception. There’s Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s proclivity for opium, Gustave Flaubert’s exhibitionism, and of course, Oscar Wilde’s love that dare not speak its name. Writes NPR’s Monkey See blog: …what is most remarkable about Shaffer’s […]