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The (Instagram) Picture of Dorian Gray

I keep a diary of my life from day to day, and it never leaves the room in which it is written. I shall show it to you if you come with me. —Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray I fear the day of the secret diary is gone forever. The clandestine manuscript of

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December 9, 2013

Literary Vignettes a la Francaise

“You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. There’s more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!”  ―Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol  ________ Several years ago, I went to an off-off Broadway production of A Christmas Carol. Perhaps it

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November 11, 2013

The Art of Unevenness

The best book I read this year might be the worst book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I’m talking about The Love of the Last Tycoon, Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel, and his final work, not because he suffered writer’s block or experienced a change of heart about his profession, but because he had an actual heart

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October 14, 2013

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