March 16, 2011 In Anne Roiphe's memoir of hard drinking and hard loving in the 1950s, the writer recalls the "The bottomless tumblers; the never-ashed cigarettes" of her youth. But, as Alice Gregory writes, it wasn't all romance and revelry,
Anne Roiphe was a National Book Award finalist for Fruitful and is also the author of Up the Sandbox. She has written for Vogue, Elle, The New York Times and other news organizations, and lives in New York City.
Mary Ellen Mark
March 15, 2011 In Art and Madness, her memoir of the literary 1950s, writer Anne Roiphe describes going into labor by herself in a snowdrift, unable to wake her sleeping playwright husband. Over the years, she learns her own power, charting her course through feminism and a life in art.
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December 23, 2008 After 39 years together, Anne Roiphe lost her husband, Herman, to a heart attack. For her, time moves on, but she remains suspended — "like the fly [she] saw in an amber stone, waiting for release." Still, she takes steps to rebuild her life.
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