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The Internal Landscape in James Wood’s Upstate

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If a critic can write through a text, in what sense, then, does the novelist write through life?

“If I Can Bear the Nights, the Days Are a Pleasure”: On Not Writing

I’m a slow writer and I accepted that a long time ago. But earlier this year, I noticed I was becoming slower and slower, writing a sentence a day, even a sentence a week at times. I was experiencing a period of drought.