Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

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James Salter

I try and finish chapters. You’d be a fool to be excited by a sentence, and a paragraph is really not that much better, although sometimes you feel a certain sense of warmth, having written a paragraph that seems to be close to what you had hoped…[Delighting in a sentence is] a little like looking in the mirror as you pass the entrance hall. Don’t waste your time.

James Salter, in an interview at the Harry Ransom Center

Written by nevalalee

April 22, 2016 at 7:30 am

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