Ellen Conford, popular children’s author, dead at 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen Conford, an award-winning children’s writer whose comic tales about everything from the travails of high school to a girl’s summer camp crush made her a favorite for at least one generation of readers, has died.

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Rare Tennessee Williams story published for first time

This Nov. 11, 1940 file photo shows playwright Tennessee Williams at his typewriter in New York.  Williams’ “The Eye That Saw Death,” will appear in the spring issue of The Strand Magazine.   “The Eye That Saw Death” has a fable-like quality even as its plot recalls Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.”  (AP Photo/Dan Grossi, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — As she takes in the despair of her in-laws’ one-room apartment in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Blanche Dubois exclaims: “Only Poe! Only Mr. Edgar Allan Poe could do it justice!”

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