March 14th, 2011 / 3:12 pm
Author Spotlight & Random

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9. New Tony Kushner podcast.

8. For whatever reason, I woke up today with a list of the 10 greatest American poems in my head that had been accumulating through the night.

8. Riveting: the day Reagan was shot.

9. When I was in grad school the elderly would oft phone the English department and ask if a grad student “would write my life story.” Anyway, none of us did that I know of, though one student did write porn under a pen-name to make some beer money. Anyway, fascinating article on ghost writing here.

People just seem to be really surprised that the name on the book is not always the name of the person who wrote it.

9. Children e-books? Orwellian. Blue phosphorescence on the face. Worst at bedtime. The smell of blankets and ozone and despair.

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous

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  2. Anonymous

      There are tales in there they didn’t even keep in mind, Shulgan says. Its not basically a matter of transcribing interviews; the ghostwriter, in some respects, becomes their doppel √Énger.

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  3. Janey Smith

      The day Reagan was shot. Damn. We could have had it all.