Day: September 29, 2002

On Being Beloved (for Raymond Carver)

According to some definitions, prose was once considered tired, dull writing, without much consideration or thought in composition. No meter, no rhyme, not lyrical or classically pleasing. Later, prose was described as words in order, and poetry was words in their best order, or some such. Raymond Carver wrote prose. … Read the rest

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Jay McInerney

Jay McInerney was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1955. He graduated from Williams College, a prestigious liberal-arts school in Massachusetts, and allegedly used his social conventions there to get a job at New Yorker Magazine, after which he slam-dunked a book contract and a ton of publicity for his first … Read the rest

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Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk was born on February 21, 1961, and grew up in Burbank, Washington. He studied journalism at the University of Oregon and briefly worked for the Oregonian, a Portland, Oregon newspaper. He then gave this up to try a career as a train mechanic.

According to Palahniuk, he had … Read the rest

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