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Gone Writing


                        On Tuesday, September 16 the Italian novelist, Elena Ferrante, will be discussed at the The Center for Fiction in mid-town Manhattan. The panel will consist of the novelists Roxana Robinson and Stacey D’Erasmo and Ferrante’s exceptional translator, Ann Goldstein who is also an […]

What I have been reading: Actually, I finished this book about a month ago.  It is excellent.  Dan Max is a wonderful writer.  Reading him, I felt like I was looking through very clear glass at Wallace’s harrowing life and work.

How many birthday cakes does a 9 year old boy need? One for the football party, 22 boys in the park in the snow playing the game. One for Jasper’s class party at school to celebrate his birthday. One for the family birthday at home with his aunts and nonna and because Almond Cake is […]

Click to play ARRIVAL OF A TRAIN L’ARRIVÉE D’UN TRAIN France 1896 1 Min Black and White

My sisters have been discussing this.  One of the dishes Laura made for Thanksgiving was Roasted Cauliflower and Hazelnut Salad.  (It’s pictured in this rave NYTimes blog post.)  Sarah has called me four times since a dinner party she had on December 29 to tell me how divine the Roasted Chicken with Clementines and Arak is. […]