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Proust Questionnaire: Albert Brooks

From Vanity Fair, here is how the “interview” with Albert Brooks starts: What is your idea of perfect happiness? Not sure what happiness means. Need to look that up. What is your greatest fear? That three days before I die I’ll find out what happiness means.     Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2011 James Ament Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]

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7 Virtues Every Writer Needs to Succeed

I had no idea that I had to be so perfect. I am not. I’ll write anyway. From the annarbor.com: What makes a good writer? Is it a talent for seamlessly styling prose? A working knowledge of proper grammatical techniques? The simple ability to write productively? Technical skills are important, it’s true, but much more important in defining [...]

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Book Review—East of Eden

East of Eden, by John Steinbeck (1902-1968), published 1952 I have read a good deal of Steinbeck’s work but years ago. Grapes of Wrath (1939) was his most famous and it won a Pulitzer prize. Others—Tortilla Flat, Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men, Travels with Charley, The Winter of Our Discontent—were all enjoyable but certainly [...]

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