Alec Nevala-Lee

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Archive for February 12th, 2012

The despairing writer

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Whenever I read Kafka, I wonder: what sort of dejection is this, that leaves one the strength to write, and write, and write? If you can write about the wreckage the wreckage is not complete. You are intact. Here is a rule: the despairing writer is never the most despairing person in the world.

Leon Wieseltier, Kaddish

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February 12, 2012 at 10:00 am

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