Afternoon Bites: Will Allison, The Sandwitches, Herman Melville, and more

“Though her criticisms are often less than gentle (“I’m going to throw up” is a representative margin note), she makes my work better. Much, much better. I save her marked-up manuscripts as an unluckier husband might save love letters.” –Will Allison on his wife and his editor, who are the same person.

  • “[T]here’s a strong intellectual through line in the book, and it’s brightest when Willis is debating herself—a quality that’s lacking from too many writers right now, when brute force seems to count more toward one’s intellectual heftiness than any sort of conviction or willingness to learn. ” Maura Johnston on Ellen Willis.
Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Bites

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s