It's no secret to this blog's readers that I'm a fan of the work of William Styron. Which is why I was particularly interested to find Jess Row's essay, "Styron's Choice," revisiting a literary controversy from the late 1960s.
If you're in the New York area and thinking about an MFA, you might want to check out this event, slated for tomorrow night and featuring Kimiko Hahn, Distinguished Professor in the Queens College-CUNY MFA Program, and Robert Polito, who directs the Writing Program at The New School. ($5 "suggested donation")
Don't forget to check in once in awhile over on my other blog, where I focus on literature, culture, and, occasionally, politics with a distinctly Jewish emphasis. The most recent post discusses the fabulous, don't-miss film "A Secret" ("Un Secret"), based on Philippe Grimbert's roman à clef.