Deeper into meaning

September 1, 2008 | 4 Comments

Ian Frazier tells an amusing story in The New Yorker (May 26, 2008) about a man at a soup kitchen who dismissed Frazier’s credentials as a writing coach. The guy blew off Frazier, sitting at a card table soliciting for a writers’ group, saying he’d already had a famous teacher, novelist John Cheever. Frazier asked him what he’d learned, and quotes the guy: “Cheever, you understan’, he was a brilliant writer. When he wrote something he always had two things …

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