Love Song to America

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"His influence on me and

"His influence on me and myriad other writers was incalculable—the prodigious output, intellectual range and unparalleled eye for detail were models for what we hoped to accomplish when we sat down at our own desks."

You could sell jacuzzi's with sentences like that.

Hiroshi Thompson more than 7 years ago

Updike was the bravest

“Updike was the bravest of writers, the one who
never censored his most reprehensible thoughts or indelicate
observations; he was capable of illuminating experience like no one
else, reproducing moments most authors could only clumsily sketch.”
Wow. If this essay on Updike were in a contest for how many lifeless
and generic statements you can cram into a page, Evelyn Lau would win.

matt read more than 7 years ago

I am breathless. I felt that.

I am breathless. I felt that. I have not been reading anything of substance, but today you changed that for me.

Curious more than 7 years ago

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