How (our) culture gets better

This is a quote from Deborah Eisenberg. A couple of years ago she was interviewed in The Paris Review. She describes how writing gets better.

But the real fun of writing, for me at least, is the experience of making a set of givens yield. There’s an incredibly inflexible set of instruments — our vocabulary, our grammar, the abstract symbols on paper, the limitations of your own powers of expression. You write…



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Grant McCracken

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