Content Tagged ‘Candyce Canzioneri’

Finding ‘Narrative,’ ver. 1.2

February 22, 2011 | 13 Comments

On hating certain books

February 11, 2011 | 12 Comments

Works of art are of an infinite solitariness, and nothing is less likely to bring us near to them than criticism. Only love can apprehend and hold them, and can be just towards them.—Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet I’ve just finished reading two new books on writing. One was brief, began well, and then wrecked. Worthless! Almost shameful, from a well-known writer. The other, a little longer, possesses some virtues but left me deeply peeved at its …

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