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  • print • Summer 2019

    It’s the Pictures That Got Small

    In her 1980 autobiography, Gloria Swanson was ready for her close-up • Rachel Syme

    ... the highest-paid-and most dazzlingly famous-stars of the silent-film era, after signing with Cecil B. DeMille when she was only nineteen. If Mary Pickford was America’s Sweetheart, and Theda Bara...

  • print • June/July/Aug 2017

    Artful Volumes

    This summer’s art books. • Bookforum contributors

    ... chorus are the title figures of Davey’s 2011 film, Les Goddesses, that phrase being Aaron Burr’s nickname for Wollstonecraft and Godwin’s daughters and stepdaughters: Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont...

  • interviews • April 13, 2017

    Bookforum talks with Durga Chew-Bose

    Sarah Nicole Prickett

    ... noun. I had no idea Wong Kar-wai is your hero. D: He’s so not my hero. I don’t know why the reviewer said that, but I was grateful to be close to Mary Gaitskill on the page [of the Times’s book...

  • print • Dec/Jan 2017

    Visible Republic

    Does pop music need a Nobel? • Michael Robbins

    ...'t poetry, neither is this, from a poem by Langston Hughes: >> My old time daddy >> Came back home last night. >> His face was pale and >> His eyes didn't look just right. >> He says, "Mary, I...

  • papertrail • October 31, 2013

    Should writers be paid; Neil Gaiman is going to Bard

    ... from Percy Bysshe Shelley and his second wife Mary Shelley, as well as from Mary’s parents, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. The Archive grew out of collaboration between the NYPL and the...

  • print • June/July/Aug 2013

    Long and Winding Road

    Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby Meehan Crist

    ... brings Mary Shelley, Napoleon, revolutionary monks in Myanmar, and many others into a work that is part memoir and part cultural criticism, exploring the ways we create and re-create the self. Solnit...

  • print • June/July/Aug 2009

    A Monster’s Notes

    A Monster’s Notes by Laurie Sheck • Johannah Rodgers

    ...Poet Laurie Sheck’s new hybrid work, A Monster’s Notes, raises more questions than it answers about the life and times of Mary Shelley, the fate of Shelley’s famous monster, and the act of...

  • print • Feb/Mar 2008

    The Ten-Cent Plague

    The Comic-Book Scare • David Hajdu

    ... running a regular feature about Frankenstein’s monster. (During the war, the monster turned on Mary Shelley and became a Nazi-fighting hero.) Citizens of a derivative society, comic-book creators took...

  • print • Apr/May 2007

    Page Against the Machine

    Justin Spring interviews Nicols Fox • Justin Spring

    ... when necessary, even if it means slowing down what others consider to be progress. William Blake, Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, John Ruskin, William Morris, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson...