Category Archives: Edith Wharton

Mid-Year Round Up

It’s been a busy six months at Shoshi’s Book Blog, as I’ve tried to navigate reading without an all consuming Russian Literature project but with ambitions to: a. Read more recently published novels b. Read more books in translation/from around … Continue reading

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Glorious Escapsim: ‘The New York Stories of Edith Wharton’

Last summer I really went nuts for New York literature, but even at the time I knew my dedication would only allow  me to scrape this surface of the mass of books that fall within this category.  Knowing my own limitations, … Continue reading

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Ironic Book Titles

I recently read ‘The Heat of the Day‘, which is  great book with a great title, but I can’t help thinking that the two don’t really match up.  Frankly, most of the memorable events take place at night and much … Continue reading

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Edith Wharton (January 24th 1862 – August 11th 1937), a woman to remember.

Edith Wharton died on this day, 78 years ago.  Even though ‘The Age of Innocence’ was not on my original New York to-be-read list, it still feels approriate to remember what makes Wharton one of the best writers of this … Continue reading

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