RARA-AVIS: Re: A Couple of Wows

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 10 Aug 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Kevin Burton Smith <kvnsmith@...> wrote:
    > The man who boasts he has "no writing heroes" confesses:
    > > Ever since I ran into a used copy of V., I became a total fan of
    > > Pynchon.
    > Ooooh, a total fan!
    > So, he's not a writing hero, but you're a "total fan"?
    > But how total? Like my daughter and the Jonas Brothers?

    Yes, exactly like that.
    > Wow.

    [Takes a bow.]

    > Do you ever read what you write, or just not expect us to?

    I don't need to. I already learned how to write when I was a kid.

    > And while you're at it, how about explaining how "those guys (at the
    > New York Times) don't know anything about books."
    > Not occasionally wrong about a book, or possessing the temerity to
    > disagree with you (hard to believe, isn't it?), but they actually know
    > nothing at all about books?

    It was a joke, a bit of irony... no need to get steamed up about it. It's a conversation about books.


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