Sunday, May 17, 2009

From Carver To Wolff

I discovered Raymond Carver thanks to a good friend. Reading Carver I discovered Tobias Wolff whose Old School impressed me very much indeed. Now I am reading In Pharaoh´s Army, about his "service" in Vietnam and I suppose the next step will be to read his This Boy´s Life... always a pleasure how he writes in this formally casual manner when you know behind each line there is a hard work of thinking, writing and rewriting. As Mark Twain said: "You need two weeks to make a good improvisation".

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