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Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick’s books include The Odd Woman and the CityFierce Attachments, The End of the Novel of Love, The Men In My Life, and Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life. She teaches writing at The New School.

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Simone de Beauvoir’s relationship with her readers was a mutually demanding collaboration.

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What makes biography good?

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Phyllis Schlafly, Trump, and the terror of difference.

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Every day we transgress against our own longing to act well.

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Should feminism join with other causes, or make its own path?

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When narcissism was pathologized, reformers were labeled as narcissists and discontent swept under the rug. George Scialabba responds.

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The cause of Camus's native countrymen moved him, yet he yearned helplessly toward the European culture that had formed him.

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The Lives of Erich Fromm.

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An interview with Vivian Gornick about the mother of anarchism.

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Alfred Kazin’s raw materials.

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David Grossman’s Article of Faith

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The “happily ever after” of marriage ruined the Tolstoys.

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Vivian Gornick reviews Michael J. Sandel's Justice: What's the Right Thing To Do?

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Edward Carpenter’s democracy of the soul.

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Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow talks with Vivian Gornick about her book The Men in My Life.

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Hannah Arendt on being Jewish.

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Like many other writers of his time, H.G. Wells thought of himself as a Man of the Future, but his style of self-presentation remained Victorian.

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A rivalry to end the world.

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The romantic obsessions of Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, and Marguerite Duras.

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In the ’70s, feminists felt bereft even of support from those on the radical left.

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