Garth Greenwell’s Rules for Weathering the Artist’s Life

March 7, 2019

Over at Lit Hub, Garth Greenwell shares his commencement speech for Bennington College, in which he shares his “seven very opinionated thoughts “on weathering the artist’s life. Covering everything from envy to friendship to anxiety, the speech also cites James Baldwin, Yiyun Li, Vivian Gornick, and Edith Wharton, among others. “That intimate communication between writer and reader, that miracle of affective translation across distance and time, is the real life of literature,” he says, “That’s what matters.”

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is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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