Author: Kelly Jane Torrance

Feb 04,2009

It’s the End of the (Book) World!

Last week wasn’t a good one for lovers of literature. In the course of just two days, the country lost one of its most notable men of letters—someone who both...

Sep 23,2006

A conversation piece

Conversations with Other Women is one of those movies that are difficult to review. Much of the pleasure of watching the film, which opened this weekend in D.C. and a handful...

Jul 26,2006

Interview: Mark Helprin

Mark Helprin, the well-known novelist and occasional polemicist, agreed to sit down with DOUBLETHINK‘s fiction editor, Kelly Jane Torrance, for an extended on-the-record interview. His 1983 novel Winter’s Tale received multiple votes in...

Jul 09,2006

What the smart set is reading

It’s that time of year again. Summer is here and out come the bronzers, the bikinis, and, of course, the beach reads. There is something about the long days and...

Mar 19,2006

The real Charles Bukowski

“Hey, baby, when I write, I’m the hero of my own shit,” Charles Bukowski once told filmmaker Taylor Hackford, who was disgruntled about his appearance in one of Bukowski’s columns....