Tuesday, 24 February 2009

On writing

Sometimes I read things that pierce me, like a sharpened pencil straight through the heart, in instant recognition. Here’s Hermione Lee on Katherine Anne Porter (LRB 12 Feb 09): “Like Lawrence, who she read with critical attention, she seemed not always to have known whether what she was doing was good or not, but to have written because she felt she had to."

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