—W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz.
—DFW on teaching fiction
—William Flesch tries to convince readers of his importance in the preface to his [out of print] book, The ABC of Style.
P.E. Logan’s review of How I Became a Famous Novelist
Underlying the series’ preference for writers appears to be…the belief that someone’s being a good writer makes her eo ipso a good reader—which is the same reasoning that undergirds most blurbs and MFA programs, and is both logically invalid and empirically false (trust me).
[David Foster Wallace in his introduction to The Best American Essays 2007]