Solanch Martinez

21 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Following | 1 Follower | @SMartnez | Keep up with Solanch Martinez on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Solanch Martinez”

13 books Ernest Hemingway thought every young writer should read

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway.<p>The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not."<p>Samuelson admired the story so much that he …

This Week in Fiction: Curtis Sittenfeld on the Elegant Comedy of Hypocrisy

<i>In “Gender Studies,” your story in this week’s issue, a recently separated woman named Nell attends an academic meeting, and ends up having a one-night stand with the airport-shuttle driver who takes her to her hotel. There are also a lot of class- and education-based differences between the two of</i> …

Condescending

45 Literary Quotes About Big, Messy Life Changes

I’ve been in the business of collecting quotes about change recently because, if you’re anything like me or the people I’m surrounded by, 2016 has …

Dark Was the Night: On the Voyager Mission

By Alison Kinney July 20, 2016<p>Our Correspondents<p><i>On the Voyager Mission.</i><p>Karl Friedrich Schinkel, <i>Stage set for Mozart’s Magic Flute</i>, 1815.<p><i>This summer, we’re introducing a series of new columnists. Up this week is Alison Kinney, whose column, Songs to the Moon, is a series on fandom and how the music,</i> …

Black America is so very tired of explaining and debating

<b>King Walker of Baltimore stands in front of a gathering of police officers and their supporters at a "Blue Lives Matter" rally, Baltimore, Maryland, May 30, 2015. (Reuters/Jim Bourg)</b><p>Racial Battle Fatigue is real: We live with police thuggery, political indifference, media lies. Some …

The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever : NPR

Show Another Quote<p>Aaron Sorkin Syracuse University2012<br>• Abigail Washburn Colorado College2012<br>• Adam Savage Sarah Lawrence College2012<br>• Adrienne RichDouglass College1977<br>• Ahmed ZewailCaltech2011<br>• Al Gore University of Tennessee2010<br>• Alan AldaConnecticut College1980<br>• Alexander SolzhenitsynHarvard …

Kent Haruf’s Last Chapter

In ‘Our Souls at Night,’ a novel he finished just days before he died, Kent Haruf explores finding love late in life<p>Kent Haruf knew he was dying, but he felt well enough to attempt one more project. It was May of last year, and Mr. Haruf, the best-selling novelist known for his quiet chronicles of …

Books

Paris Review - John Steinbeck, The Art of Fiction No. 45 (Continued)

Interviewed by George Plimpton and Frank Crowther<p>Issue 63, Fall 1975<p><i>This winter, The Viking Press will publish the fourth volume 0f</i> Writers at Work<i>, continuing its collections of interviews on the craft of fiction from</i> The Paris Review<i>. Included will be the “interview” with John Steinbeck which was</i> …

NCIS: Provence: The Van Gogh Mystery

For many decades, suicide was the unquestioned final chapter of Vincent van Gogh’s legend. But in their 2011 book, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith offered a far more plausible scenario—that Van Gogh was killed—only to find themselves under attack. Now, with …

Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …

14 quotes from writers inspired by football

Books,Culture,Football,World Cup 2014,Oscar Wilde,Jean-Paul Sartre,George Orwell,Nick Hornby,Vladimir Nabokov,Stephen Fry,Salman Rushdie,Michael Rosen,Anthony Burgess,Albert Camus<p>Oscar Wilde, George Orwell and Nabokov all had views on the beautiful game. As England head for the exit from the World …

Did She Kill Him? review – a brilliantly detailed account of the Maybrick case

In the spring of 1889, the health of a Liverpool merchant named James Maybrick began rapidly to deteriorate. He could not stop vomiting; he had a sore stomach and diarrhoea; he felt dizzy and generally "seedy"; his legs were numb; his mouth was as "foul as a midden". Having taken to his bed, …

“What’ll Become of Me?” Finding the Real Patsey of 12 Years a Slave

With 12 Years a Slave putting Solomon Northup’s story in the spotlight, Katie Calautti attempts to discover the fate of Patsey—and learns just how impossible it can be to find one woman when that woman was a slave.<p>“What’ll become of me?”<p>When a free black man named Solomon Northup was rescued from …

“I might be content living with this little man in a cave, but it’s his existence that will keep me away from that selfish fantasy, and any other, darker one, that would deprive him of motherly care.” Stephanie LaCava on motherhood and Sylvia Plath’s poem “Nick and the Candlestick”: http://tpr.ly/1cHWnDb.

Nobel Prize in Literature: the women who've won it

Alice Munro has become the 13th female winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. But who are the other women laureates, and which of their books should you read first?<p>Out of the 110 winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, only 13 are women.<p>During a century when women writers have often been …

Literature

Paris Review - Alice Munro, The Art of Fiction No. 137

Interviewed by Jeanne McCulloch and Mona Simpson<p>Issue 131, Summer 1994<p>There is no direct flight from New York City to Clinton, Ontario, the Canadian town of three thousand where Alice Munro lives most of the year. We left LaGuardia early on a June morning, rented a car in Toronto, and drove for …

Alice Munro's First Story, Rediscovered

By Sadie Stein May 10, 2012<p>Arts & Culture<p>Miss Abelhart came out of the church alone. Her feet made quick, sharp, certain sounds on the cement steps—not the light tapping sounds pumps make, but harder, heavier claps. Miss Abelhart was wearing oxfords. She wore also a light tweed coat, a straight …

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …

Sexting, Shame and Suicide

On the last day of her life, Audrie Pott walked through a crucible of teenage torment. A curvaceous sophomore at Saratoga High School, dressed in the …