Betty Smith Knew Brooklyn

By Amy Hamblen Growing up in the Midwest, my childhood was a whirl of swimming in strip pits, hunting for […]

Homesick and Happy in Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn

By Sue Norton Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn operates, like so much of modern fiction, on planes of moral ambiguity and […]

Literary Brooklyn Heights

by Norm Goldstein “I live in Brooklyn,” Truman Capote once wrote. “By choice.” He described the New York City borough, […]

Henry Miller and The Dance of Life

The art of living is based on rhythm – on give and take, ebb and flow, light and dark, life and death. By acceptance of all the aspects of life, good and bad, right and wrong, yours and mine, the static, defensive life, which is what most people are cursed with, is converted into a dance, ‘the dance of life.’ The real function of the dance is- metamorphosis.