How to Throw an Edith Wharton Party

Slate has a fine piece up from Kate Bolick, who’ll be hosting an interview series this summer at The Mount, Wharton’s home. And in the spirit of Wharton’s book on home decoration, Bolick has collected advice from Wharton on hospitality–essentially, a look at how to throw a suitably Wharton-esque event.

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Afternoon Bites: Double Dagger Alumni, Ben Greenman’s Latest, Besnard Lakes, and More

“Part of the slowness of this book was my reaction to technology. Things have sped up, in a way, with all our connectedness. Now if you want to reach a friend or relative, you can in 20 seconds. When you correspond by letter, you only have the other person’s letters, unless you’re crazy and keep copies of your own. So you always need the other person, their memory, to complete it.” Royal Young talked with Ben Greenman about his new […]

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