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IN HIS OWN WORDS: Sergei Dovlatov
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IN HIS OWN WORDS: Sergei Dovlatov

In Monday’s profile Sonya Chung identified Sergei Dovlatov as a writer whose healthy, playful, even wicked humor didn’t at all diminish the “earnestness and regret” that often underlied his work. As we see from the quotes below, it put those traits and others—Dovlatov’s clear-sightedness, political awareness and clear love of literature—in an even brighter light. Continue reading

IN HER OWN WORDS: April Wilder
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IN HER OWN WORDS: April Wilder

One day I walked into a therapist’s office, one with whom I’d awkwardly run out of things to talk about, and I told her the only thing really bothering me was a story I was writing and would she mind, if it wasn’t insulting or illegal or whatever, if we spent the session analyzing a fictional character (Kat). She said sure and set her timer. Continue reading

OTHER BLOOMERS & SHAKERS: Ellen Albertini Dow, The New Old Girl
Other Bloomers and Shakers

OTHER BLOOMERS & SHAKERS: Ellen Albertini Dow, The New Old Girl

Retirement from teaching in 1985—when she was 72—is what prompted Dow to try her hand at acting in television and film. At a time when most people are settling down to enjoy their golden years, Dow opted to begin a new career entirely. IMDB credits her with 102 total roles, the first of which was in the film American Drive-In. At age 100, she continues to act and inspire. Continue reading