With Stories Like These

With Stories Like These, Who Needs Talent? Part IV: The Sadia Shepard Incident

With Stories Like These, Who Needs Talent? Part IV: The Sadia Shepard Incident

his is the final part of a 4-Part series of essays by the author, entitled “With Stories Like These, Who Needs Talent?” Part Three can be found here. The New Yorker was founded in 1925 as a humour magazine with an arch, self-consciously sophisticated, cosmopolitan tone. It soon evolved into

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Sandra Kotta
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With Stories Like These
With Stories Like These, Who Needs Talent? Part III: The Spirit of the Age

With Stories Like These, Who Needs Talent? Part III: The Spirit of the Age

This is the third part of a 4-Part series of essays by the author, entitled “With Stories Like These, Who Needs Talent?” Part Two can be found here. Ben Lerner is arguably the most distinguished young writer in America, equally well-known as a poet, critic, essayist, and novelist. His oeuvre

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Sandra Kotta
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With Stories Like These
With Stories Like These, Who Needs Talent? Part II: English as a Dead Language

With Stories Like These, Who Needs Talent? Part II: English as a Dead Language

This is the second part of a 4-Part series of essays by the author, entitled “With Stories Like These, Who Needs Talent?” Part One can be found here. It would be fair to characterise poetry as dead, at least in English-speaking countries. Right now it might be easier to meet

Sandra Kotta
Sandra Kotta
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Poetry
With Stories Like These, Who Needs Talent? Part I: A Cautionary Tale for Writers

With Stories Like These, Who Needs Talent? Part I: A Cautionary Tale for Writers

This is the first part of a 4-Part series of essays by the author, entitled “With Stories Like These, Who Needs Talent?” Contemporary American literature has been transformed into a university-based activity which is increasingly alien to the needs, desires, or tastes of readers and audiences not directly involved in

Sandra Kotta
Sandra Kotta
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With Stories Like These