Tag Archives: France

The Downhill Slide: Two Literary Biographies

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay Literary biography can be such a depressing genre, although I read it, I realize, to feel vicariously alive, to really … Continue reading

Posted in creativity and its discontents, LGBT, Reviews, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: A Long Way from Paris

With the arrival of spring comes thoughts of greenery, young animals, travel, and so on. Not long ago, I happened to stumble on a memoir by an unfamiliar writer, E.C. Murray, called A Long Way from Paris and loaded it on my Kindle. … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments