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Joan Didion’s Thoughts on Everything

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On Life:

 

“I'm not telling you to make the world better, because I don't think that progress is necessarily part of the package. I'm just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try to get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it. To seize the moment. And if you ask me why you should bother to do that, I could tell you that the grave's a fine and private place, but none I think do there embrace. Nor do they sing there, or write, or argue, or see the tidal bore on the Amazon, or touch their children. And that's what there is to do and get it while you can and good luck at it.”

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What revolutionary Doris taught us

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Lessons from Lessing: the terrifying truth the 94-year-old radical author left us with

Via Jack Varnell
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thanks to Jack Varnell for discovering!

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Margaret Atwood on Literature’s Women Problem

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"No male writer is likely to be asked to sit on a panel addressing itself to the special problems of a male writer."

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The Iceberg: A Story by Zelda Fitzgerald

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In 1918, Zelda Sayre, later Zelda Fitzgerald, won a prize for this story, published in the her high-school literary journal.
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A Sontag Sampler

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Writings on art, intelligence, love and licorice.
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"Art Is Boring" and other musings by Susan Sontag for NY Times

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