Friday, March 15, 2013

Another Book for My Stack: "The Writer Who Stayed"

When asked to explain the brisk pace of his novels, Elmore Leonard said, “I leave out the parts that people skip.” You will not want to skip anything in William Zinsser’s short essays written for the American Scholar magazine’s Web site and now collected in “The Writer Who Stayed,” a book that begins with him wondering why “every year student writing is a little more disheveled.”

Read the rest of George Will's column here.

1 comment:

Kurt Harden said...

“Cole Porter,” he notes, “didn’t write, ‘let’s do it, let’s have a relationship.’"

Thanks for the link.