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The Twice-Murdered Dream

Richard Yates chronicled the American Dream from the inside, as he knew and lived it; he was an American writer. Compared to Chekhov and considered the poor man’s Fitzgerald for his style, Yates received praise from the likes of Andre … Continue reading

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The Long and Short of Show and Tell

In the inner sanctum of MFA programs and scattered across the pages of numerous ‘how to’ books, there are ‘rules’ for modern writers. In fact, there are sacrosanct commandments. 1. Thou shalt show, not tell, and do it in the … Continue reading

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The poor son of a bitch

“The poor son of a bitch,” said Dorothy Parker, quoting The Great Gatsby, on seeing F. Scott Fitzgerald lying in state in 1940. He was 44 years old. Another film adaptation is at the Cineplex. Baz Luhrmann’s movie with Leonardo … Continue reading

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