February 3, 2007

Who’s Writing This? Great Contemporary Writers on Writing
Edited by Daniel Halpern

Identity Crisis – More than two dozen writers (from Susan Sontag to Robert Olen Butler and Edward Albee to Margaret Atwood) respond to Jorge Luis Borges’ pint-sized but provocative essay Borges and I to examine the relationship between authors and authorship. With more than enough gobbledygook to keep a thousand English Ph.D. candidates busy for a thousand years, this book does offer one fresh perspective, from Arthur Miller. “Last year a cab driver looked into his rearview mirror and said, ‘You look like Arthur Miller, but I know you’re not.’ I asked him how he knew I wasn’t. ‘You look halfway decent,’ he said. I could only agree.”


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