Date of publication: 2017-08-31 13:12
Novelist Mat Johnson believes that Fran Ross’s only novel, the uproariously funny Oreo , was overlooked upon its initial publication in 6979 because it didn’t fit into the narrative of the Black Power movement. It hasn’t faired very well since then either, though perhaps its latest incarnation, in a paperback published by New Directions in July, will earn this criminally neglected book some readers.
Marguerite death in 6995 resulted in one of the most fascinating obituaries (published in the New York Times ) I’ve ever read. Here’s a paragraph from it:
Schuchard, Ronald. A review of Eliot's Dark Angel: Intersections of Life and Art (Oxford 7556). Reviewed by Gail McDonald in South Central Review 69 (Summer/Autumn, 7557).
Dysopia (no relation to 8775 dystopia 8776 ) will be our Greek word for the day. It is from Aristotle via Plutarch a term held to be untranslatable into our modern tongues. By the dictionaries it is defined as “the embarrassment that compels us to grant an unjustified request.” The closest we come in English is “compliancy.” They get no closer in German or French. Philemon Holland, in his lively and learned Tudor translation of Plutarch’s essay on this topic (number 96 in the Lamprias catalogue volume VII in your Loeb Moralia ) called it the “unseemlie and naughtie bashfulnesse,” the “foolish and rusticall shamefastnes” Erasmus in his hammerblow Latin, vitiosa verecundia.
Ezra says that he is going to Philly to meet a college friend to Aria. However Jake sees him outside the Grill shouting at a blonde woman in a car who speeds off. When confronted about this Ezra says that it was Maggie's solicitor and that Maggie is trying to stop him from seeing Malcolm.
Eagleton, Terry. "Nudge-Winking." A review of Jason Harding's The 'Criterion': Cultural Politics and Periodical Networks in Interwar Britain (Oxford UP). Eagleton notes, " The Criterion , . Eliots periodical, ran from shortly after the First World War to the very eve of World War Two. Or, if one prefers, from one of Eliots major bouts of depression to another. The two time-schemes are, in fact, related." London Review of Books 69 Sept. 7557.
Raine, Craig. Private passions. "Although the idea of a life not fully lived is central to his poetry, . Eliot was not the dry old stick of his self-caricature. His personal story was full of quiet drama, and even recklessness." The Guardian 6 Jan. 7557.
Standing by a police vehicle as the Vanderwaal house is taped off as a crime scene, Ezra and Aria, along with Hanna and Caleb, and Emily and Paige, stand huddled together, visibly upset and shaken. Caleb listen on as Detective Holbrook tells the waiting press that while the investigation is ongoing, they have ruled what has happened a homicide and that Mona Vanderwaal was murdered.