Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Fail better

Thanks to Charlie Stern for this too:

What makes a good writer? Is writing an expression of self, or, as TS Eliot argued, 'an escape from personality'? Do novelists have a duty? Do readers? Why are there so few truly great novels? Zadie Smith on literature's legacy of honourable failure

Zadie Smith
Published Saturday January 13, 2007 in The Guardian


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