Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

“I did the best I could…”

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I wanted to see if I had wasted my time writing. And I thought it was rather successful. At the end of his life, the boxer Joe Louis said: “I did the best I could with what I had.” This is exactly what I would say of my work: I did the best I could with what I had.

Philip Roth, to Les Inrocks

Written by nevalalee

November 10, 2012 at 7:30 am

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