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James Frey, literary snark, and poseurs

Speaking of Andrew Sullivan, Ross Douthat has an interesting post on James Frey and the “literary community.” Here is his conclusion:

Social work is important, and so is novel-writing (at least if your novel is any good). But the two really aren’t the same thing. James Frey is a poseur and apparently a liar, but at least, I think, he understands that much.

Worth a read.

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James Frey, literary snark, and poseurs

Speaking of Andrew Sullivan, Ross Douthat has an interesting post on James Frey and the “literary community.” Here is his conclusion:

Social work is important, and so is novel-writing (at least if your novel is any good). But the two really aren’t the same thing. James Frey is a poseur and apparently a liar, but at least, I think, he understands that much.

Worth a read.

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