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The Symposium (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)

by Plato

A Passion for Immortality: On the Missing Pulitzer and the Problem with Prizes 45

After I got an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, I moved to New York City, and I must say, though both the insular little MFA world and the New York City world of literary culture come with their own and different forms of attendant bullshit, there is far, far — and I mean far — more bullshit in NYC.

It's All Right to Cry: Restoring Raymond Carver's Voice 12

The conventional shorthand is that Gordon Lish’s versions are bracing and bleak, Carver’s verbose and sentimental. But, in a just world, Beginners would be published as a stand-alone volume to replace the shell that Lish made of it.