thepenguinpress:

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Zadie Smith: What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading

thepenguinpress:

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Zadie Smith: What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading

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"Novels begin not on the page, but in meditation and daydreaming—in thinking, not writing."

— Joyce Carol Oates (via writingquotes)

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classicpenguin:

Great Ideas, indeed.

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Flannery O’Connor – born March 25, 1925 – is the most accomplished graduate of an American MFA program, and like any freshly minted MFA, no sooner did she get her degree than she propounded on the whole business. Her insights – in an essay written for the alumni magazine of the Georgia…

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Bookish … and Proud of It Notebook
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Starting today, we are accepting applications for our second writer-in-residence at the Standard, East Village!

"The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. " 
                                - James Baldwin

"The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. " 

                                - James Baldwin

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"Just as an artist needs to identify his light source before beginning a painting, a writer looks for a narrative power source — what sets the story in motion, or what obstructs it. Perhaps no writer is as concerned with the minutiae of power and motivation, its shifts and upheavals, as a journalist — someone who has covered politics, wars, and uprisings here and abroad. Not to mention a journalist who was successful in his field for years, who always met his deadlines and word counts, and who ultimately decided to leave the profession entirely in order write his own truths."