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Reflections of a working writer and reader



Presque vu LXV

The BBC reports on McCain’s and Obama’s U-turns now they’re secure nominations for their respective parties. Why are politicians such ugly people?


“I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit,” Hemingway confided to F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1934. “I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.”


Gaële Chojnowicz writes about Carson McCullers:

Walter Allen said of Carson McCullers; “Faulkner apart, the most remarkable novelist the South has produced seems to me Carson McCullers.”

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