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Birnbaum’s reading list: Blake Bailey’s bios, Canadian writer Joseph Boyden, and more

I have read neither Richard Yates nor John Cheever’s writings, but I have enjoyed Blake Bailey’s bios–first of Yates and now John Cheever.

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Eva Hoffman

“On the one hand—I don’t know if this is just my critical perverseness—I was unhappy with the kind of reification of the notion of the Second Generation, the mystification of that.”

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