Monthly Archives: January 2011

On JCO and books

Am currently reading the collection of essays and reviews by Joyce Carol Oates called In Rough Country (2010), and was delighted to read that her first ‘mentor’ was her grandmother. “If I had a single mentor who guided me into … Continue reading

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A writerly quote

“A writer cannot really grasp what he has written. It is not like a building or a sculpture; it cannot be seen whole. It is only a kind of smoke seized and printed on a page.” from Burning the Days, … Continue reading

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