By Susan Johann,Alexandra C. Anderson
Johann photographed Wendy Wasserstein, Anna Deavere Smith, August Wilson, and Nilo Cruz within the weeks when they received the Pulitzer. Tony Kushner sat for his portrait among the productions of half 1 and half 2 of Angels in the USA. Eve Ensler got here to Johann’s studio in the course of the week she was once previewing her recognized one-woman convey, The Vagina Monologues, and George C. Wolfe sat for her the morning after his play Spunk opened on the Public Theater.
Each playwright was once photographed in Johann’s studio utilizing an identical movie, a unmarried mild, and a simple backdrop, making a portrait that captures and distills anything essential—an intimate view. Her interviews discover the writers’ own and inventive trips together with their inspirations, roadblocks, and obsessions, which prompted their paintings on paper and at the level. Even those that recognize Edward Albee’s performs in detail, for instance, might be shocked by means of his incisive wit and inimitable voice as printed in his interview with Johann.
Beyond the e-book, specialize in Playwrights is additionally a dwell, multimedia presentation during which Johann narrates an within examine creativity—the theater and images. it's been given at such venues because the New Dramatists in long island, the Eugene O’Neill Theater, the Tryon effective Arts middle and on the picture Expo in New York.
By Henrietta Abbey
By Dee Miller
Articles contain: me in my offended black mom which talks approximately my moms fight to overcome the chances whereas dwelling within the tasks, on welfare, eligible for surplus cheese, married to a hustler, and who reveals time to snort with acquaintances whereas sitting within the yard hearing jazz with a lager in a single hand and a cigarette within the different, and the way she single-handedly faced gang contributors at the weekend and labored in a Catholic college book place in the course of the week. And mother has many secrets.
The Geo-Corpoate indignant black lady with an perspective. As range champion of a massive company corporation, I hosted many occasions to help inclusion, yet one workout approximately stereotypes continues to be being stated 15 years later. Sheet one: gang member, welfare, nutrients stamps, smalltime thief, uneducated, prone to turn out in penal complex or useless. Sheet : probably to be triumphant, song megastar, laptop programmer, honor scholar, volunteer, giant sister, workforce captain. Sheet one + sheet = ME. you may pay attention a pin drop. What do you notice should you glance within the replicate - fact excuse or anything else?
Why i like you quite a bit. i admire you rather a lot simply because i will not see it on your appealing eyes – your selection, your struggle, your fight, your perseverance. That spirit that measures your manhood, that defies defeat – that spirit during which your moms breasts nourished you for what is to come back – begging quietly to be heard and to receive an opportunity, and praying that you'll make it domestic alive. My middle burst on the considered your power. i like your persistence, humility and humble spirit. inform me, how am i able to almost certainly be an indignant black girl whilst i like you so much?
Other articles include:
* Black love and the kinfolk dynamic
* attractiveness and the $20 invoice
* White paper, black ink, coloured pencil
* virtually there
* with love from an offended black girl
* who're you am I
* Black gentle, black sky, black room and the offended black lady
* census and the indignant black woman
By Liam Mac Con Iomaire
A entire biography of writer and broadcaster Breandán Ó hEithir. The uathor, Liam Mac Con Iomaire, discusses Breandán's history, his travels in another country and likewise the eire during which Breandán lived.
By Robert Flynn
By George Hutchinson
By Jerome Klinkowitz
Following an creation characterizing Vonnegut as Klinkowitz got here to grasp him over the process their friendship, this research charts the impression of Vonnegut on American society and of that society on Vonnegut for greater than a half-century to demonstrate how every one knowledgeable the opposite. between his inventive friends, Vonnegut was once uniquely proficient at looking ahead to and articulating the altering process American tradition. Kurt Vonnegut's the United States indicates us that Vonnegut accomplished greatness by means of passing his personal test—opening the eyes of his viewers to aid them greater comprehend their roles and percentages within the universal tradition they either shared and crafted.
By Barbara Newhall Follett,Stefan Cooke
But that very same yr Barbara's lifestyles grew to become the wrong way up whilst her father left his family members for a more youthful lady. without source of revenue, Barbara and her mom went to sea with their typewriters, hoping to make cash by way of writing approximately their adventures. They spent a number of months within the West Indies, then sailed in the course of the Panama Canal to the South Seas, the place they spent a number of extra months sooner than ultimately returning to East Coast. After residing in manhattan urban for 2 years, Barbara's wanderlust back while she and her destiny husband launched into a 600-mile stroll within the mountains of recent England alongside the nascent Appalachian path. After spending one other 12 months exploring Spain and Germany, the couple married and settled in Boston. yet in 1939 the wedding soured, and on December seventh of that yr, 25-year-old Barbara walked out of the condominium, by no means to be visible or heard from again.
Happily, Barbara left at the back of a wealth of letters, poems, tales, essays, and her unpublished novel, misplaced Island. This publication, compiled and edited by way of Barbara's half-nephew, tells the tale of Barbara's notable lifestyles via her personal phrases in addition to these of her relatives and correspondents.
By Peter Bien
Putting Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis's great output into the context of his lifelong religious quest and the turbulent politics of twentieth-century Greece, Peter Bien argues that Kazantzakis was once a deeply fallacious genius--not continually artistically profitable, yet a notable determine by way of any ordinary. this is often the second one and ultimate quantity of Bien's definitive and enormous biography of Kazantzakis (1883-1957). It covers his lifestyles after 1938, the interval within which he wrote Zorba the Greek and The final Temptation of Christ, the novels that introduced him his maximum fame.
A demonically effective novelist, poet, playwright, commute author, autobiographer, and translator, Kazantzakis used to be the most very important Greek writers of the 20 th century and the one one to accomplish foreign reputation as a novelist. yet Kazantzakis's writings have been only one point of an obsessive fight with non secular, political, and highbrow difficulties. within the Forties and Fifties, a interval that incorporated the Greek civil battle and its aftermath, Kazantzakis persevered this engagement with undiminished power, regardless of each difficulty, generating in his ultimate years novels that experience turn into global classics.
By José Sánchez de Murillo
Zum a hundred. Geburtstag von Luise Rinser am 30. April: Die große Biographie
Mit Romanen wie ›Mitte des Lebens‹, ›Mirjam‹, ›Abaelards Liebe‹ gehörte Luise Rinser zu den meistgelesenen Schriftstellerinnen ihrer Zeit. Romanhaft sind, wie sich zeigt, auch ihre Autobiographien ›Den Wolf umarmen‹ und ›Saturn auf der Sonne‹. Die streitbare Autorin, die die deutsche Kultur der Nachkriegszeit entscheidend mitprägte, sah sich gern als Gegnerin und Opfer des Nazi-Regimes. Aber sie schrieb Huldigungsgedichte an Hitler, leitete BDM-Schulungslager, entwarf Propagandafilme. Manches nie Ausgesprochene konnte Luise Rinser erst in ihren späten Jahren dem Freund José Sánchez de Murillo anvertrauen. Anderes hat sie literarisch verarbeitet: die Spannung zwischen Lebensentwurf und Wirklichkeit als schriftstellerische Inspiration.