Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Tom McGuane on writing and reading

The always intelligent McGuane on what made him a writer. "I read like a son- of- a - bitch" was an early statement of his that helped confirm my vocation-- in my youth I wrote at best in spasms, but read everything. That includes books he mentions he read but alludes to as as "non- literary", like Beebe's Arcturus Adventure, but I respectfully disagree- everything was more... not literary but readerly;  literate, then, if only because there were fewer ways to transmit information...

I have another, newer interview to watch-- if it adds much I will put it here too, so check back...


1 comment:

Jon Coil said...

I enjoyed this interview with Tom McGuane and hope you can continue this format with other writers.