Tag Archives: Charles Dickens

Twain on Dickens: “Only a Man”

Photo of the older Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens, probably the greatest nineteenth-century British novelist, is celebrating his 200th this week. Or would be if he were alive. This week I also happen to be working up a short seminar called “Mark Twain: The Man and His … Read more »

The Perils of Popularity: GRRM

Photo of George R.R. Martin

Laura Miller has a wonderfully amusing article in last week’s New Yorker about what can happen to an author when he plays the self-promotion game too well. George R.R. Martin is a big-time fantasy novelist, the author of a cycle … Read more »

Ras: Much in a Name