Month: July 2015

July 24, 2015 / / Art

INTERVIEWER What did you first write? CAPOTE Short stories. And my more unswerving ambitions still revolve around this form. When seriously explored, the short story seems to me the most difficult and disciplining form of prose writing extant. Whatever control and technique I may have I owe entirely to my…

July 24, 2015 / / Art

INTERVIEWER What about the novel you’re writing while you’re here—have you been working on it a long time? …Is it unfair to ask you what it will be about? McCARTHY No, it’s very easy. It’s called The Group, and it’s about eight Vassar girls. It starts with the inauguration of…

July 24, 2015 / / Art

INTERVIEWER I gather from what you said earlier that you don’t find the act of writing difficult. WAUGH I don’t find it easy. You see, there are always words going round in my head: Some people think in pictures, some in ideas. I think entirely in words. By the time…

July 23, 2015 / / Blogging

It’s supposed to be Louis the XIV’s, a gift to Claudette Colbert in the comedy Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife, and of course it breaks like an eggshell around lanky Mr. Cooper. Funny how differently men are portrayed in the bath…

July 23, 2015 / / Architecture