Post Road Magazine #15

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Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell

It has been thought that all the works published under the names of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell were, in reality, the production of one person. This mistake I endeavored to rectify by a few words of disclaimer prefixed to the third edition of Jane Eyre...more

Long Stories - Kevin Canty

There’s something shady about the art of fiction. Novels, stories, they advertise themselves to be about life itself, to represent us as we are, from the inside out, among others. Yet there are always epiphanies, conflicts, changed characters—these fictional features that crop up everywhere. There’s a plot. Something happens between two characters. Something is finally broken, or finally mended. There is sex and death and sometimes food...more

The American Fear of Literature: Nobel Lecture delivered by Sinclair Lewis, December 12, 1930 -

I wish, in this address, to consider certain trends, certain dangers, and certain high and exciting promises in present-day American literature. To discuss this with complete and unguarded frankness - and I should not insult you by being otherwise than completely honest, however indiscreet - it will be necessary for me to be a little impolite regarding certain institutions and persons of my own greatly beloved land...

Conversation: Phillip Lopate - by Adam Braver

Phillip Lopate was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1943 and received a BA from Columbia University in 1964 and a doctorate from Union Graduate School in 1979. He has written three personal essay collections, Bachelorhood (Little, Brown, 1981), Against Joie de Vivre (Poseidon, 1989), and Portrait of My Body (Anchor, 1996); two novels, Confessions of Summer (Doubleday, 1979) and The Rug Merchant (Viking, 1987); two poetry collections, The Eyes Don't Always Want to Stay Open (Sun Press, 1972) and The Daily Round (Sun Press, 1976); a memoir of his teaching experiences, Being with Children (Doubleday, 1975); a collection of his movie criticism, Totally, Tenderly, Tragically (Anchor, 1998); an urbanist meditation, Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan (Crown, 2004); and a biographical monograph, Rudy Burckhardt: Photographer and Filmmaker (Harry N. Abrams, 2004). In addition, there is a Phillip Lopate reader, Getting Personal: Selected Writings (Basic Books, 2003)...

Archives of Story Magazine and Story Press


The Archives of Story Magazine and The Story Press consist of the fairly complete working business files of the original Story and other related publishing ventures of owner-editors Martha Foley and Whit and Hallie Burnett, and the new Story author files of Richard and Lois Rosenthal. The collection includes editorial and personal correspondence, business and financial records, and artwork.

Range of Collection Dates: 1931-1999

Size: 151.00 linear feet (256 archival boxes, 7 cartons, 8 packages)


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