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Reader's Almanac: Writers in love: walking in New York

Reader's Almanac: Writers in love: walking in New York | American Literature | Scoop.it
In the past two months Flavorwire has collected bouquets of literary love letters to America’s two largest cities—and we couldn’t let them go unrequited. In May Kathleen Massara assembled memorable quotes from F. Scott Fitzgerald, E. B. White, Ralph Ellison, Gary Shteyngart, Colum McCann, Joseph O’Neill, Patti Smith, John Steinbeck, Don DeLillo, and Zadie Smith on different facets of New York City.
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The Color Yellow...

The Color Yellow... | American Literature | Scoop.it
In The Yellow Wallpaper, Gilman draws from personal experience, locked in a yellow-papered room, without the saving graces of writing or reading. Loneliness and boredom give way to paranoia and psychosis. This work of Gothic fiction is a series of journal entries, written in an epistolary style. The story is an early example of feminist literature, condemning the androcentric hegemony in the medical profession.
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