Archive for August, 2013

Blog #110: Seamus Heaney…A Brief Biography

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers SEAMUS HEANEY: April 13, 1939–August 30th, 2013 “History is about as instructive as an abattoir.” It is part of Seamus Heaney’s history that he was born April 13, 1939, and grew up at Mossbawn, a 45-acre cattle farm, thirty miles east of Belfast, in County Derry, [...]

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Blog #109: Virginia Woolf and Book Bondage

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers I’m ready to attempt a book centering on Virginia Woolf. Other writers will figure in it too, writers such as Wallace Stegner and Rebecca Solnit, yet the core of the book will be about my relationship with Virginia. I want to find ways to communicate who [...]

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Blog #108: Marketing success and Marketing failure: Berfrois and The New Yorker

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Berfrois–a quirky, stimulating online arts magazine–published my “Edmund Gosse and the Patremoir” last month. Very validating, and I’ve already had a couple positive responses to my ideas. The patremoir meme keeps building. Opposed to the Berfrois success is a New Yorker failure. The July 22nd issue [...]

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