IN HIS OWN WORDS: Sergei Dovlatov
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IN HIS OWN WORDS: Sergei Dovlatov

In Monday’s profile Sonya Chung identified Sergei Dovlatov as a writer whose healthy, playful, even wicked humor didn’t at all diminish the “earnestness and regret” that often underlied his work. As we see from the quotes below, it put those traits and others—Dovlatov’s clear-sightedness, political awareness and clear love of literature—in an even brighter light. Continue reading

IN HER OWN WORDS: April Wilder
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IN HER OWN WORDS: April Wilder

One day I walked into a therapist’s office, one with whom I’d awkwardly run out of things to talk about, and I told her the only thing really bothering me was a story I was writing and would she mind, if it wasn’t insulting or illegal or whatever, if we spent the session analyzing a fictional character (Kat). She said sure and set her timer. Continue reading