“A secret, writerly sympathy for the hoarder”

June 19, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

Adding to a review by Pamela Erens for The Millions, Zoë Heller reads Janet Malcolm’s Forty One False Starts for the New York Review of Books. Among other things, she concludes that the writer’s job, at least in Malcolm’s estimation, is “to vanquish mess.” (You could also read a review in The Nation I wrote about a few weeks ago.)

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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