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Books To Read Before You See The Movie This Summer

By Leigh Newman<p>Before you rush off to grab popcorn and chocolate-covered pretzels, sink your teeth into the majestic prose that's being adapted into the season's most anticipated films.

The First Recording of Allen Ginsberg Reading “Howl” (1956)

Occasionally I slip into an ivory tower mentality in which the idea of a banned book seems quaint—associated with silly scandals over the tame sex …

Sylvia Plath speaks to millennials

Fifty years after it first published, “The Bell Jar” has never seemed more prescient<p>In <i>Annie Hall</i>, the character of Alvy Singer quips, “Sylvia Plath, interesting poetess whose tragic suicide was misinterpreted as romantic by the college girl mentality.”<p>While Plath has been romanticized, to minimize …

Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell – review

When F Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940, he was, in the words of his biographer Matthew J Bruccoli, "an unemployed screenwriter", whose fiction was …

Time for the Salinger Estate to Come Clean

I’m standing outside an imposing four-story graystone townhouse. Located on a leafy, blossoming block of East 94th Street in Manhattan, it’s the …

The Great Gatsby Line That Came From Fitzgerald's Life—and Inspired a Novel

F. Scott and Zelda's turbulent marriage gave both spouses material to write about, which in turn became writing material for subsequent generations of authors.<p>Doug McLean<p>In 1939, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald stirred up one last fiasco--a disastrous and booze-fueled trip to Cuba. They had been …

Sylvia Plath’s Daughter on a Remarkable Trove of Her Mother’s Drawings

It’s not surprising that Frieda Hughes, 53, is given to dramatic gestures. Being born the daughter of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes is to be …

Beautiful Bitch

• <b>Author:</b> Christina Lauren<p>Picking up where <i>Beautiful Bastard</i> left off, Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan continue their steamy, combative relationship in this new novella.<p>Just when Chloe’s career starts to take off, Bennett wishes it would all slow down long enough to spend a wild night <i>alone</i> with his …