By Jessica Allen - Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 0 Comments
He said, she said: talking points on Girls, season 2, episode 6
He said, she said is a discourse on the second season of Girls from two points of view. (Find previous conversations here.)
Hannah has one month to write an ebook. Jessa is depressed and living with Hannah. Shoshanah is eager for Ray to sign up for a seminar on how to achieve both success and happiness. Ray, who wonders why anyone would want that, is desperate to get his copy of Little Women that he lent Hannah back but it’s at Adam’s place. So he makes a visit and Adam and he unexpectedly bond. Meanwhile, Marnie is labouring under the misapprehension that she and Booth Jonathan are boyfriend and girlfriend, which she finds out is not the case at an artist party he throws and asks her to host. Hannah and Marnie are struggling to repair their friendship.
By Dafna Izenberg - Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10:11 AM - 0 Comments
In the spring of 1868, Louisa May Alcott was 35, and not interested in writing books for children. She preferred “melodramatic tales of murder, revenge and interracial love affairs.” But her chief interest was looking after her mother, Abigail, who had brought up four daughters in poverty and continued to live hand-to-mouth with her brilliant but unsuccessful husband, Bronson. So when a Boston publishing house offered Alcott $500 to produce a book for girls, she settled down to write Little Women, the novel that would make her famous and, more important, rich. “Hard times for the Alcotts are over forever,” she announced upon learning that 3,000 copies of the second instalment of Little Women(the two parts later became one novel) had been sold before hitting the shelves. “I feel as if I could die in peace.” Continue…