Thursday, February 23, 2012

Writers in the family ...

... Blood and ink - (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The subject of the best essay here is John Cheever, the American writer who once said: “Everything I write is autobiographical.” For Tóibín, this isn’t quite so. “Like a lot of writers, everything he wrote had a basis in autobiography,” he says of Cheever by way of correction, “and another in wishful or dreamy thinking.”

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