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Vivian Gornick’s books include The Odd Woman and the City, Fierce Attachments, The End of the Novel of Love, The Men In My Life, and Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life. She teaches writing at The New School.
Simone de Beauvoir’s relationship with her readers was a mutually demanding collaboration.
What makes biography good?
Phyllis Schlafly, Trump, and the terror of difference.
Every day we transgress against our own longing to act well.
Should feminism join with other causes, or make its own path?
The cause of Camus's native countrymen moved him, yet he yearned helplessly toward the European culture that had formed him.
The Lives of Erich Fromm.
An interview with Vivian Gornick about the mother of anarchism.
Alfred Kazin’s raw materials.
David Grossman’s Article of Faith
The “happily ever after” of marriage ruined the Tolstoys.
Vivian Gornick reviews Michael J. Sandel's Justice: What's the Right Thing To Do?
Edward Carpenter’s democracy of the soul.
Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow talks with Vivian Gornick about her book The Men in My Life.
Hannah Arendt on being Jewish.
Like many other writers of his time, H.G. Wells thought of himself as a Man of the Future, but his style of self-presentation remained Victorian.
A rivalry to end the world.
The romantic obsessions of Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, and Marguerite Duras.