Julia Fierro discusses her new book Cutting Teeth andthe anxiety of privileged Americans in the digital age with Tin House. “They should be happy, but they aren’t, and they are aware that they are not and that they should be, and this awareness makes them loathe themselves.”
Novels written by accomplished writers about failed artists are nothing new. What is new is seeing a once-successful novel about a failed artist — one that’s been out-of-print for twenty years — get a burst of renewed attention.
“The art of rejection, like the art of writing, requires submission, discipline, patience, failure,” executive editor Jeff Shottswrites on Graywolf Press’s blog about rejection. Pair with: Our “Ask A Writing Teacher” column about tiers of rejections at literary journals.
I promise you that the best thing you’ll read today is this remembrance of the Kilimanjaro climbin’, chemotherapy-cocktail imbibin’, tank bustin’ and cricket playin’ life of Major Robert Crisp, D.S.O, M.C.