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Hope They Get Into Your Work, Eventually

You can read Mailer or Hemingway and see—or at least I do—that what separated them from greater writers (like Chekhov, say) was a certain failing of kindness or compassion or gentleness—an interest in the little guy, i.e., the nonglamorous little guy, a willingness and ability to look at all of their characters with love. [Tobias […]