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He hated middlebrow and appreciated madness.

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Highbrow and lowbrow culture are amazing sources of joy and insight and wisdom.

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“Lose interest in yourself; gain interest in everyone else.”

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Fetishizing the library without passing on the whuffie.

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Showing you the money

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Black mirrors and jellyfish screens

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Trimming literary affectations

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In the memory-lagoons, a flatfish stirred…

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I’m not so much killing my darlings as massacring them

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Weird stuff happens to writers all the time

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Ghostly advocates persist in the author

A scene from A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959)

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Ray Raphael on America’s founding myths.

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Mark Taylor on money and markets

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Howard Zinn on US history

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Patrick W. Carey on Orestes Brownson

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Sam Lipsyte on success and failure.

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Anne Foerst on robot theology

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Harry G. Frankfurt on bullshit

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Lydia Millet on unsympathetic characters

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Robert S. Boynton on the New New Journalism

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Elaine Showalter on academic novels

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Russell Jacoby on utopianism

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Richard J. Ellis on the Pledge of Allegiance