Archives: Madeleine Stern

Literary deceptions, caricature, and a writer vs. an empire: newsletter, Dec. 14, 2018

December 17, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, fiction, journalism, Women writers and journalists, writers, writing.

This newsletter was sent to all of the subscribers on Jim’s list (2,967) on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.     Literary deceptions and caricatures (again) — those are the items we focus on in this week’s newsletter. But there more, too. When is it okay for an author to deceive readers? We have two instances • Read More »

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Louisa May Alcott, stealth novelist of the blood and thunder genre

December 6, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, Women writers and journalists, writers, writing.

Louisa May Alcott lived a double-literary life. The world knew her as Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women and other widely popular and deeply-loved books that have been read by children for generations. These she called “moral pap” and said she wrote them only for the money. An extremely small circle of people knew • Read More »

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