Who was Edith Wharton?

Edith Wharton, an American author and Pulitzer Prize winner, is known for her ironic and polished prose about the aristocratic New York society into which she was born. Her characters in her novels are most often tragic heroes or heroines portrayed as intelligent and emotional people who want more out of life. Wharton’s characters challenge […]

Who was Clare Boothe Luce?

  “What Clare Boothe Luce wanted, Clare Boothe Luce got. A man, a seat in Congress, an ambassadorship.” -Vanity Fair, July 2014 Clare Boothe was already an editor at Vanity Fair when she met and married Henry “Harry” Luce, founder of Time and Fortune. Their intimate relationship became tenuous at best, but they coined the term […]

Who was Lorraine Hansberry?

“I think the human race does command its own destiny and that destiny can eventually embrace the stars.” Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) A Raisin in the Sun was written by Hansberry who was the first African-American woman to have a play produced on Broadway. It won the Drama Critics Circle Award and has since been published and […]