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March 10, 2013 4:31 PM   Subscribe

Geoff Dyer, Anne Enright, Joseph O’Neill, and Ruth Padel on their shortcoming as writers.
posted by timsteil (2 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is wonderful and heartening as I slog through my own attempt at novel-writing. It's nice to know the pros face the same challenges I do!
posted by thinkpiece at 6:42 PM on March 10, 2013


Geoff Dyer's bit reminds me of Alain Robbe-Grillet's attack on critics who praise writers in this way: "He has something to say, and he says it well." Robbe-Grillet praised Raymond Roussel: "He has nothing to say, and he says it poorly."
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 7:49 PM on March 10, 2013


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