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Friday, March 23, 2007

Banville On Irish Writing

TEV reports from a John Banville reading: "Irish writers, for the moment, have given up the struggle with style. It's been done so well." He went on to add, deprecatingly, that "The struggle with language is idiotic." He quoted Flaubert's mother, who said "My son threw away his life for a mania with sentences."


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