Arts Sunday NYT Addict
posted by June 25 at 8:07 AMon
• Tina Brown calls critic/novelist Rebecca West a Grand Old Trout. This is in Brown’s review of Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Portraits of Married Life in London Literary Circles, 1910-1939. West and H.G. Wells weren’t married—he was married to someone else, actually—but nevertheless they had a kid together, a kid West thought of as “a maddening impediment to literary output.” (Not mentioned: West and Wells met and fell in love—he was 46, she was 20—when “he sought her out after she attacked his novel Marriage, denouncing him as ‘the Old Maid among novelists.’”)
• F. Scott Fitzgerald used to throw Venetian wine goblets out the window. And eat hundred-dollar bills.
• Jeffrey Eugenides on getting the call from Oprah.
• A bunch of crazy shit is happening in Iran.