“I Can’t Breathe” is the name of the first story I ever read by Ring Lardner. It concerns a well-to-do 18-year-old girl who is infatuated, off and on, with several boys.
In a 1974 movie called The Yakuza, it is claimed that the Japanese do not believe in a heaven or hell.
From 1942 to 1945, James Fahey served on board the USS Montpelier, and recorded his experiences in a diary.
Francis Marion Tarwater, a fourteen-year-old hillbilly, is the main protagonist of O’Connor’s second novel (published in 1960).
Franz Kafka, insurance agent and literary genius, died from tuberculosis in 1924 at the age of forty.
“Naked Lunch” was the first thing I read by any of the beat writers.
I read the introduction to “A Memoir of Mary Ann” years before I read the book itself.
Little is known about Emily Bronte who was born in England in 1818 and died in 1848 at the age of thirty
I first stumbled across the name of Henry Miller, the libertine, while reading a book about Thomas Merton…
Call it getting old (or “phony”) but I’m not the fan I once was of “The Catcher in the Rye”.