PARKER Selected Stories By Dorothy Parker Read by Elaine Stritch. 2 hours, 57 minutes. Penguin Audio. When you hear it, it almost makes too much sense: Elaine Stritch reading the selected stories of Parker.
Even if you don't know his name, you're probably familiar with the work of Edward Gorey. His art formed the basis of the animated introduction to the PBS show Mystery!, and he was the twisted mind behind
Every week, the editors of The Paris Review lift the paywall on a selection of interviews, stories, poems, and more from the magazine’s archive. You can have these unlocked pieces delivered straight to
The Czech prime minister, Andrej Babiš, has offered to restore the exiled writer Milan Kundera’s citizenship almost 40 years after the country’s communist regime stripped him of it. Kundera, author of
We’re dedicating this week’s show to poetry, from new faces and old. The Man Booker shortlisted writer Robin Robertson comes in to discuss The Long Take, a postwar noir that follows Walker, a second world
A 1935 letter in which Ernest Hemingway details his capture of a 500lb blue marlin, an escapade that is believed to have partly inspired his novel The Old Man and the Sea, has been sold for $28,000 (£22,000).
For a best-selling author, Violet Nicolson's grave gets vanishingly few visitors. It lies in a hard-to-find corner of one of India's most unkempt colonial-era cemeteries - a forlorn and abandoned place