• Reflections on the Great Sylvia Plath “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar Today, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Sylvia Plath, we’d like to take a moment to direct you to The Guardian’s lovely collection of reflections on the legacy […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments February 11, 2013
  • Vebal Vixen’s Favorite Books of 2012 This year has been a year full of books. Here at The Literary Man homestead, we collect books quite literally by the hundreds, and this year brought many worthy additions to our shelves. It’s hard to choose the top 10 books of the year, as time gets muddled and I’ve questioned, “Did I read this […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments December 26, 2012
  • Literary Thanksgiving 1921 Major spam attack this morning on The Literary Man. We apologize for the annoying nature of the “Shuweetttt I’m Getting Paidddd Awesome!” spam  post. We’ve deleted it, and in it’s place, would like to begin the Thanksgiving week with the most disturbingly wholesome magazine cover we’ve seen yet… Norman Rockwell’s 1921 illustration of a happy couple with […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments November 19, 2012
  • Reader’s Block Ahead There comes a time in the life of an avid reader when there are so many options, so many choices of what to read that he or she feels the strangest of sensations: Reader’s Block. Urban Dictionary has not only defined this term but has capitalized on it: they sell t-shirts, mugs, and beer steins with […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments October 9, 2012
  • Are Drunken Pirates Literary Men? Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! To celebrate pirate literary figures such as Captain Hook from PETER PAN, Long John Silver from TREASURE ISLAND, and Ragnar from ATLAS SHRUGGED, we hereby submit to you the official Drunken Sailor: First Annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day Drunken Sailor Sing-Along a Go Go video: Yarrr!! Get […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments September 19, 2012
  • A Literary Map of Manhattan The New York Times Book Review has created A Literary Map of Manhattan: an interactive site where you can roam freely to discover where characters from your favorite New York City novels “lived, worked, played, drank, walked, and  looked at ducks.” Once you’ve discovered where exactly, from the northern tip of the island to the […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments September 17, 2012
  • Models Can be Literary Ladies, too Imagine our excitement when we stumbled across this article showing photos of beautiful female and male models from New York’s Fashion Week reading literary books! They were photographed reading books by Evelyn Waugh, William Golding, and F. Scott Fitzgerald to name a few. Just a bit of proof that there’s a lot more to models than […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments September 14, 2012
  • How to Catch Up on Sleep (and Reading, too) Starting tomorrow, we’re going unplugged for a few days in Oregon. While we’re there, we plan to catch up on sleep and reminisce with family; we want to relax, rejuvenate, and get ourselves back to life. So here’s the plan: 1. Travel to a beloved spot where there is no power or cell phone reception. […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments August 15, 2012
  • An Ode to New York Yesterday, we finished the captivating and beautifully written RULES OF CIVILITY, by Amor Towles. To be clear, we have a propensity to love books about New York, and often take a liking to anything that invokes nostalgia. This book, however, is much more than simply an ode to New York. It’s a symphony. It is a […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments July 27, 2012
  • Summer Beach Read Pick: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn It’s officially summer. In our minds, mid July is the perfect summer moment: not yet into the dog days, but far enough in for our vacations to be officially planned. Summer is a time to relax, a time to enjoy being outside, a time to eat that juicy fresh tomato straight from the garden, a […] Verbal Vixen 0 Comments July 23, 2012