For more on J.R. Ackerley:
“A Dog’s Life: How a writer discovered his greatest subject,” by Joan Acocella, New Yorker, February 7, 2011
“A Passage to India: From the Annals of the Raj,” NPR’s Krishnadev Calamur on J.R. Ackerley’s Hindoo Holiday.
More to come!
For more on Anita Loos:
The Modernism Lab at Yale University: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Elyse Graham.
Scroll down in this text file, and you’ll find some interesting press releases on Anita Loos, from her pre-Gentlemen Prefer Blondes days: http://www.public.asu.edu/~ialong/Taylor51.txt
Contemporary reviews of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: http://www.unz.org/Pub/LoosAnita-1925
Contemporary reviews of But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes: http://www.unz.org/Pub/LoosAnita-1928
For more on Janet Lewis:
“Janet Lewis and the Untranslatable Heart,” Los Angeles Times, Nov. 3, 1985.
Richard Stern, “Janet Lewis,” at the Virginia Quarterly Review, Summer 1993
Dick Davis, “Obituary: Janet Lewis,” at The Independent
Larry McMurtry, “The Return of Janet Lewis,” New York Review of Books, June 11, 1998
“Janet Lewis, 99, Poet of Spirit and Keeper of the Hearth, Dies,” New York Times,
Robert McG. Thomas, Jr., Dec. 5, 1998
The Poetry Foundation: Janet Loxley Lewis
“The Wife of Martin Guerre,” D.G. Myers on The Commonplace Blog
For more on William Maxwell:
- Charlie Rose interviews Maxwell in 1995
- My Favorite Poem – Maxwell discusses A.E. Housman’s translation of Horace’s ode, “Diffugere Nives”
- Terry Gross’ 1995 NPR interview with William Maxwell
- “The Wisest, Kindest Voice: A Celebration of the Work and Life of William Maxwell,” 2008 National Book Foundation video with Christopher Carduff, Benjamin Cheever, Edward Hirsch, Daniel Menaker and Stewart O’Nan
- “Nearing 90,” reflections from William Maxwell in 1997 New York Times Magazine article
- “Welty v. Maxwell on autobiography in fiction” – on Maud Newton’s blog
- Library of America Honors Overshadowed Writer – 2008 article on NPR, including transcript of Maxwell’s “All Things Considered” interview with Jacki Lyden