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At KGB w/ Gordon Lish

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The Voice Crucified – Dear Mr. Capote

The two novels I always come back to are Kenneth Burke’s Towards A Better Life and Gordon Lish’s Dear Mr. Capote Each is a protracted monologue of aggressive artificiality. I see them as baroque efforts to crucify the human voice, … Continue reading

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Twisting the Story into Its Original Twisted Form – David McLendon

I took a drive to the coast with a girl who had some secrets. Something rootless had fallen across her life. Some people had died. There were signs of it all over. Curled brown remnants of potted flowers in ditches. … Continue reading

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