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Edith Wharton

Studio 360

American Woman: Breaking Barriers, Breaking Ground

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wigs, skulls, and upper class woes inspired three artists — Cindy Sherman, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Edith Wharton — to challenge what it meant to be a woman in the 20th century. In honor of Women’s History Month, we present three features from Studio 360’s American Icons series that ...

 

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: High Society

Friday, September 13, 2013

Guest host Cynthia Nixon introduces two tales of avarice and pretension among the well-heeled and well-born.

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Studio 360

American Icons: The House of Mirth

Friday, July 05, 2013

Lily is a smart single woman, a beauty in demand on the party circuit. But Lily is nearing thirty, and struggling to manage money, friendships, and romance. In The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton examined the dangerous compromises facing a woman who wants ...

Bonus Track: Jonathan Franzen on Edith Wharton

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: High Society

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Guest host Cynthia Nixon introduces two tales of avarice and pretension among the well-heeled and well-born.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Celebrating Edith Wharton

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Susan Wissler, Executive Director of The Mount, and writer Roxana Robinson talk about the 150th anniversary of Edith Wharton’s birth. They’ll look at the life, writings, and legacy of Wharton, one of America’s most celebrated writers. The Mount, the Lenox estate Wharton designed and where she wrote Ethan Frome and The House of Mirth, will be celebrating her birthday throughout 2012. The New York Society Library’s exhibition Edith Wharton's "New York City: A Backward Glance" is also on view.

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Studio 360

Franzen on Wharton

Monday, November 01, 2010

So, it's mid-autumn and if you're done reading the it-novel of the fall of 2010 --Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, natch-- how about cracking open the it-novel of the fall of 1905? Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth.

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Studio 360

American Icons: The House of Mirth

Friday, October 29, 2010

In The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton examined the dangerous compromises facing a woman who wants to set her own destiny, and broke ground for countless writers who followed.

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Studio 360

Tea Party Hip-Hop & Edith Wharton

Friday, October 29, 2010

As Election Day approaches, the Tea Party gets out its message with help from a folksinger and a hip-hop MC. Pee-wee Herman — the oddball of 1980s children’s TV — prepares for his Broadway debut. And our series on American Icons continues with a look at Edith Wharton's groundbreaking novel, The House of Mirth.

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