Francine Prose has written a new book about Anne Frank, Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, claiming her as a literary genius and exploring how she actively was revising her journal to prepare it for publication after the war. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Prose says something that made me […]
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While I was endeavoring to give good advice to someone applying to San Jose State University’s MFA program, I managed to find my own statement of purpose. I thought I’d post it with the thoughts about why I wrote it the way I did.
Statement of Purpose: The Shoulders of Giants by […]
“If someone can talk you out of being a writer, you’re not a writer. If I can talk you out of being a writer, I’ve done you a favor, because now you’ll be free to pursue your real talent, whatever that may be. And, for the record, everybody has one. The lucky ones figure out […]
My monthly “Life in Comics” column for Publishers Weekly went up last week — it’s here. September’s column is about independent comics publishers having to compete with big publisher-backed graphic novel imprints. Last month’s column was about how the infrastructure of the comics industry was built to support a model that is increasingly irrelevant and […]
Henceforth the memory of Leon was the centre of her boredom; it burnt there more brightly than the fire travellers have left on the snow of a Russian steppe. She sprang towards him, she pressed against him, she stirred carefully the dying embers, sought all around her anything that could revive it; and the […]