9th March 2013
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Christopher Hitchens – and other icons – on criticism.
25th January 2013
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Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry.
25th January 2013
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“I usually solve problems by letting them devour me.”
-Kafka, in a letter to Max Brod
13th September 2012
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“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”
, an English novelist and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language and a belief in democratic socialism.
1st April 2012
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William S. Burroughs by Robert Mapplethorpe
20th December 2011
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Samuel Beckett by Alex Martinez
6th August 2011
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Edgar Allen Bro
10th July 2011
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That explains it, then
- The Paris Review: Is there anything else you can say to beginning writers?
- Georges Simenon: I think that everyone who does not need to be a writer, who thinks he can do something else, ought to do something else. Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness. I don’t think an artist can ever be happy.
- From the Art of Fiction #9, Georges Simenon
29th June 2011
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From Caroline Hirsch at the Photo Booth: “Reading this week’s fiction piece, Julian Barnes’s ‘Homage to Hemingway,’ brought back memories of growing up in Miami, where my best friend had a six-toed cat named Tina—short for Ernestina, and purportedly a descendant of one of Hemingway’s Key West cats—and led me to discover a treasure trove of Hemingway photographs at the JFK Library. Here are some of my favorites.”
18th February 2011
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Salinger happy with his family in Central Park.