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Archives for January 1990

The Village by the Sea: Author Paula Fox’s 1989 BGHB Fiction Award Acceptance

by Paula Fox The Italian novelist, Cesare Pavese, wrote in his journal a few lines that speak eloquently about the struggle of writing and of the solace and significance of those moments and events which take account  of that struggle. Pavese writes: To have written something that leaves you emptied of your vital powers …to […]

Let Us Celebrate the Children

I am a writer; I am a reader; I am a thinker; and I am a listener. Sometimes I hear things that disturb me. I hear now a whisper that is on the wind, and it says, “Despair the children.” Voices rustling like dry leaves spread rumors that the children have somehow sinned, and the […]