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A nice comment from DeLillo

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Something I picked up from the New Yorker article about David Foster Wallace:

"In the wake of “Infinite Jest,” [Wallace] felt anxiety about his writing. Earlier, Wallace had asked DeLillo whether it was normal. DeLillo reassured him, invoking Henry James’s words: 'Doubt is our passion.' He added, 'Some writers may have to do 2, 3 books, say in midcareer, before they remember that writing can be fun.'

If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong.

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