I have written and spoken elsewhere about my debt to the oral narrative traditions of India, and also to those great Indian novelists Jane Austen and Charles Dickens - Austen for her portraits of brilliant women caged by the social convention of their time, women whose Indian counterparts I knew well; Dickens for his great, … Continue reading Austen, Dickens, & Rushdie
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair kicks off the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 26, for four weekends through Sunday, December 19, at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. This “fantastically fun” annual tradition is perhaps the most elaborate and quintessentially “old-fashioned” Christmas event anywhere… and it happens ONLY in the San Francisco Bay Area! Attendance surpassed … Continue reading Celebrate Dickens Style!
A Christmas Carol was first published on December 19, 1843.
A Christmas Rewrite, as Dickens Edits DickensBy ALISON LEIGH COWANHere is part of the article:Updated, Dec. 4 Alison Cowan and Declan Kiely, a curator at the Morgan Library and Museum, discussed Dickens’s manuscript for “A Christmas Carol” in an interview that aired Dec. 4 on WQXR. Listen online here.It is an enduring mystery of English … Continue reading A Christmas Rewrite, as Dickens Edits Dickens