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At the Strangers' Gate: Arrivals in New York

At the Strangers

by Adam Gopnik,
Tulsa World, September 10, 2017

Young writers, Adam Gopnik suggests, think that style and energy will get them published and recognized. But as he has aged, Gopnik declares, he has come to understand that writers are made by “sentences and circumstances.” Writers encounter their subjects on the run; they must be exact and at the same time wild in capturing “common objects” and “making sentences match scenes.”


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