Judging Flannery: Can You Love The Work And Not The Author?

A new biography of Flannery O'Connor is making some people feel uncomfy with the realities of the author's life. Should it affect the way we read her fiction? » 3/31/09 5:20pm 3/31/09 5:20pm

Esquire Editors Not-So-Fondly Remember A Few Females Who Once Wrote For…

So the other day Esquire » 10/16/08 2:00pm 10/16/08 2:00pm published its list of the . We noted that there was only one woman on the list, Flannery O'Connor, and this was their commentary on her book of short stories, , starting with an excerpt of hers: "She would of been a good woman... if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her…

75 Books Every Woman Should Read: The Complete List

On Friday we posted a call to help us complete a list of 75 books every woman should read. We started you off with 20 culled from our editors' suggestions, and you guys took the ball and ran with it. A few notes on the compendium of 75 that you helped us compile below. As we said in the original post, most of the… » 9/23/08 3:20pm 9/23/08 3:20pm

75 Books Every Woman Should Read

Esquire » 9/19/08 4:40pm 9/19/08 4:40pm put up a slideshow of , and it is indeed a very good list. However, it's a very good list that's also extremely myopic. It relies way too heavily on the old white dude cannon (particularly the WASP angst end of it) with books by Updike, Cheever, Kingsley Martin Amis, Hemingway, McPhee, Joyce, Roth, Mailer,…