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Elizabeth Powers

Elizabeth Powers

Elizabeth Powers is currently completing a memoir about the ascendance of contemporary liberalism.

Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Readings on Courtship and Marrying by Amy A. Kass and Leon R. Kass University of Notre Dame Press. 636 pp. $25.00 The...

Ceasefire! Why Women and Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality by Cathy Young Free Press. 400 pp. $25.00 What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us: Why Happiness...

Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography by Doris Lessing HarperCollins. 404 pp. $27.50 It would be interesting to know how many of those who purchase...

My New York friends are taken aback when they hear of my childhood eating habits. My daily fare—this was in Kentucky in the 50’s—consisted of...

Like the prodigiously endowed child in Charles Baudelaire’s prose poem, “The Gifts of the Fairies,” Virginia Woolf came into the world in 1882 with the...

When I was a child, there were times when I thought my mother should leave my father. Children only slowly get a feel for the...

She was intelligent and generous; it was a fine free nature; but what was she going to do with herself? This question was irregular, for...

Into the Sunset The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion Knopf, 227 pp. $23.00 Joan Didion is a Californian who traces her ancestry to the 1840’s wave of...