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(eng) Please don't combine this Tom Grimes with the other one ('author' of Superbad) unless you are positive that he is one and the same ;-)

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Please don't combine this Tom Grimes with the other one ('author' of Superbad) unless you are positive that he is one and the same ;-)



The way my brain works, I was sure a memoir entitled "Mentor" would be about the disenchantment and disappointment caused by a mentor who was slowly revealed to be pure evil. Nothing of the kind! It is a very genuine and loving homage to Frank Conroy. I always like reading about writers.
jollyavis | 4 andra recensioner | Dec 14, 2021 |
The Iowa Writers' Workshop became a national institution in the early 1950s, but before that, as early as the late 1890s, the Workshop was designed to teach "verse making." The University of Iowa wanted to cultivate writers with something creative to say. They developed the first creative writing program in the country and it continues to be one of the best. Why? Obviously, it is the writers who come out of the program. Then there's this: "Unsurprisingly, a psychological survey of the Iowa Workshop showed that 80 percent of writers in the program reported evidence of manic-depression, alcoholism, or other lovely addictions in themselves or their immediate families" (p 9).


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  • The Illegibility of This World by Richard Stern. Best line: "Fear gets so loud, I can't sleep" (p 118).

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SeriousGrace | Sep 24, 2018 |
Bottomless and haunting. I loved this book.
usefuljack | 4 andra recensioner | May 17, 2013 |
Bottomless and haunting. I loved this book.
usefuljack | 4 andra recensioner | May 17, 2013 |



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