“Books want to be born: I never make them. They come to me and insist on being written, and on being such and such.”
Matter Notes: A lawyer's private notes on a legal matter; considered inviolate and nondisclosable. By metaphor and game, my occasional blog posts on literary matters. In both cases, a form of work product.
I get it. I really do. Science is self-correcting. It’s based on rigorous methodology, and hard observable measurable data. Hypotheses are testable or not at all. Tests yield repeatable, verifiable results or
Recommended: Scott Samuelson’s recent piece in The Atlantic, “Why I Teach Plato to Plumbers” (Thanks to fellow writer Matthew Graybosch for sending me the link.) The humanities do matter to real people. Profoundly.
I haven’t posted in a while, but the current hysteria in the New York Times about the loss of brick and mortar bookstores in Manhattan is so unintentionally comical and just plain
But first, as to validation. (See previous post.) I was stunned to see that there is at least one literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who gets it. Mr. Wylie said in a recent
A few months back, I wrote a piece on whether writing is a dying profession. My take was that, given the sorry state of traditional book publishers, there’s no longer any incentive