What impressed me most about these two different women is they were both products of an America which values determination and wit and intelligence, as well as opportunity.
The privilege Edith Wharton’s characters swim in has not disappeared. If anything, it’s expanded farther into the social stratosphere.
Veteran Shakespeare & Company members Corinna May, Diane Prusha, and David Joseph contribute satisfyingly polished performances.
Artist/scholar Elizabeth Lennard has managed to evoke the breadth of Edith Wharton’s life and work in a relatively short and vivid film.
The fall is an excellent time to visit the Mount, the splendid home author Edith Wharton built for herself in the Berkshires. The leaves have already begun to turn.
With the establishment of Wordfest, a celebration of writing in America with talks, interviews, panels, and book signings, The Mount seems to be coming into its own in ways that make it more alive than ever before. By Roberta Silman When we first built our home in the Berkshires in the early 70s, I remember […]
By Helen Epstein When you’re sitting in a traffic jam on the Mass Pike or the Taconic Parkway it’s instructive to reflect that one hundred and fifty years ago, it often took less time to get to the Berkshires from Boston or New York City than it does today. The Berkshires were then a major […]