Is Writing Torture?

Pare che lo sia stato, per Philip Roth, che ha consigliato a Julian Tepper, il giovane autore di Balls, che lo serviva in un deli dell'Upper West Side, di smettere di scrivere. “I would quit while you’re ahead. Really. It’s an awful field. Just torture. Awful. You write and you write, and you have to throw almost all of it away because it’s not any good. I would say just stop now. You don’t want to do this to yourself. That’s my advice to you.” Gli ha detto Roth, e ha scatenato una polemica. newyorker.

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