“The Situation in American Writing”

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The Situation in American Writing” is a questionnaire (based on The Partisan Review‘s in 1939) that Full Stop has sent out to dozens of authors: “These questions are provocative because, at heart, they are deeply earnest. A number of questions were met with resistance and dismissal—but resistance and dismissal are both fascinating and indicative responses in and of themselves, and they too help define the purpose and purview of contemporary letters.”

Over the next month, Full Stop will be posting at least one response a day.  The first is from Marilynne Robinson, author of three novels and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Orange Prize.


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