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Bernice Grohskopf

Published nine books of fiction and non-fiction. The Treasure of Sutton Hoo, the account of an archeaological dig of an Anglo Saxon king’s ship-burial, was reprinted by the Authors Guild in 2000. Published numerous essays, short stories, and book reviews. Worked on the staff of the William James Edition for over ten years. Was Writer-in-Residence for two years at Sweet Briar College, Virginia


Moscow Kitchens, Moscow Nights

There I learned how faces fall apart, How fear looks out from under the eyelids, How deep are the hieroglyphics Cut by suffering on people's cheeks. Akhmatova Last summer when I was in Moscow, a play called Moscow Kitchens was running. [...]

An Author for All Seasons

Going to See the Elephant: Pieces of a Writing Life. By George Garrett. Edited by Jeb Livingood. Texas Review Press. $18.95 paper. George Garrett's writing can't be categorized. The range of subjects, styles and interests in his novels, stories [...]

Pre-Oprah Franzen

How to Be Alone, By Jonathan Franzen. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $24.00. How to Be Alone is a collection of Jonathan Franzen's essays commenting on contemporary values, manners, tastes, customs and morals. His assessments are often negative, conve [...]