Life Big Read: The Best Critic of a Writer . . .

. . . is another writer. And thus I have taken Stephen Mitchelmore’s advice and checked in on Gabriel Josipovici’s sage critique of Life A User’s Manual. I encourage you all to do the same, although it will take a trip to your local library. Here’s the citation:

And here are the first two grafs. I’ll discuss this article more later in the week:


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The first paragraph of the essay above doesn’t appear in that published in “Text & Voice”, a collection of essays from 1992 which may be easier to find that the citation above. It may have other differences.

You also may enjoy his letter to the LRB in 1982 about his discovery of Perec: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v04/n13/letters#letter1

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