Nicholas Delbanco

Nicholas Delbanco

Jesmyn Ward returns to the world of her first two books, but here in the mode of non-fiction. A clear-eyed witness to the harrowing stories of 'men we reaped,' she quickens the dead and brings them, vividly alive again. An eloquent, grief-steeped account.More Nicholas Delbanco quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My notion of a failed writing workshop is when everybody comes out replicating the teacher and imitating as closely as possible the great original at the head of the table. I think that's a mistake, in obvious opposition to the ideal of teaching which permits a student to be someone other than the teacher. ... The successful teacher has to make each of the students a different product rather than the same.More Nicholas Delbanco quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The writer gleans wind scraps; he listens wherever he can. Each day is full of instances; what counts, as with all stimuli, is the sympathetic response.More Nicholas Delbanco quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Fiction is a web of lies that attempts to entangle the truth. And autobiography may well be the reverse: data tricked up and rearranged to invent a fictive self.More Nicholas Delbanco quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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