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Monday, September 25, 2006

The Writer's Sliver

"Graham Greene made that remark that at the heart of every writer there needs to be a sliver of ice, and I sometimes think that ice - that splinter - is a terrific consolation: the thing outside yourself that measures the worst possible experience; and think 'what kind of simile springs to mind here?' "

The Guardian profiles Jonathan Raban, excellent travel writer and not-so-bad novelist.


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