Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nominations needed for EWS Executive Board and EWS Secretary

From Laura Rattray, Nominations Chair:

Nominations are warmly invited for the EWS Executive Board and Secretary Positions. Please send completed forms to Laura Rattray by email (L.Rattray@hull.ac.uk) by the deadline of 1 July 2009. Further details available at http://www.edithwhartonsociety.org/nominationform2.htm (http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/wharton/nominationform2.htm)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Lily Bart and pride

From the New York Times, "Mind--When All You Have Left Is Your Pride":

The various flavors of pride may even feel similar on the inside, when the stakes are high enough. “She was always scrupulous about keeping up appearances to herself,” wrote Edith Wharton of her tragic heroine Lily Bart in “The House of Mirth.” “Her personal fastidiousness had a moral equivalent, and when she made a tour of inspection in her own mind there were certain closed doors she did not open.” If you believe it, so will they.