Poet’s Notebook: A different adventure

Poet’s Notebook: A different adventure

One time in high school, about a hundred years ago, I was working on a book report on E. M. Forster’s Passage to India , and read a brief bio that said “As a young man, Forster decided to devote his life to writing.” I immediately thought something like, “Well,...
‘I Don’t Want My Writing to Be Charming’

‘I Don’t Want My Writing to Be Charming’

Late one November evening in her Oslo apartment, the Norwegian novelist Linn Ullmann told me a terrific story. We had been speaking for four days — in the apartment; in her writing studio; in restaurants and taxis; on the streets of Oslo — about her life and her art....