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Why George Saunders Needs to Stop Repeating Himself

Tenth of December by George Saunders

A major risk for any author—especially one whose main theme involves human consciousness—is overusing certain techniques and letting the voices of characters overlap and repeat.

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Susan Orlean on Rin Tin Tin

Susan Orlean

“Working on a book requires feeling a great deal of connection to the subject somehow.”

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Roger Angell

I don’t want to be thought of as a monument. I want to keep asking myself, "Is this new piece any good?" That’s the main thing.

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Anthony Lane

Anthony Lane

“Truffaut, Renoir and Godard looked at America, loved the films there and ploughed that love and that knowledge back into French films. No one did that in England.”

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Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean

“I like the mental puzzle involved with dealing with a real situation rather than one that you can just arbitrarily choose to change. And frankly I like the social mission of writing non-fiction.”

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Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik

“In Paris we had — not just we had, but one has — a genuinely beautiful existence. That is to say, all of the little details of life — or nearly all — are pleasing.”

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