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"If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works."
- John Dos Passos, born on this day in 1896

He may have something there. It certainly explains why editing my manuscripts seems like such a chore.

January 14, 2011 in Books | Permalink


I remember John Cheever saying how embarrassed he was about his early short stories when they were collected into the Pulitzer Prize winning edition 30 years ago. (That long?) Would that I could fail that well!

Posted by: Paul at Jan 15, 2011 8:35:21 AM