Goodbye, Katherine Mansfield!

Katherine Mansfield died on 9 January 1923.

Katherine Mansfield.

“When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.”–Katherine Mansfield

Nella Larsen on Imagination

“Authors do not supply imaginations, they expect their readers to have their own, and to use it.”–Nella Larsen

Nella Larsen (1928). Photographed by James Allen.

Happy Belated Birthday, James Thurber!

I was so busy over the weekend, that I didn’t get around to wishing my favorite hometown boy a happy birthday. He was born on 8 December 1894, right here in Columbus.

Here’s a link to my article about the Thurber House (which I now live very close to, incidentally).

GO HERE TO FIND OUT WHY 2019 IS THE YEAR OF THURBER

A Brief Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald on His Birthday

Encore post from 5 years ago.

A Small Press Life: Books. Art. Writing. Life. Tea.

Dear Scott,

Another year has gone by, and I still find you as enigmatic and problematic as ever. You, who could write such beautiful words, ruffle my feathers like few others. You, who squandered such exemplary gifts, frustrate me to the point of madness. Although I’ve never loved you, not even a bit, I have spent some wonderful time in your company. At this point in the game, I realize that I will never stop questioning you and, in questioning you, relentlessly, learn more about myself than I ever cared to know. Happy birthday, you beautiful bastard.

Yours (but not really),

Maedez

F. Scott Fitzgerald by Gordon Bryant. Shadowland, 1921. F. Scott Fitzgerald by Gordon Bryant. Shadowland, 1921.

“I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”-This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald

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