Thursday, November 15, 2007

Paul Fussell's Discouragement

If you want to be remembered as a clever person and even as a benefactor to humanity, don't write a novel, or even talk about it. Most people who seek attention and regard by announcing that they're writing a novel are actually so devoid of narrative talent that they can't hold the attention at a dinner table for thirty seconds, even with a dirty joke.

2 comments:

Dennis said...

Okay...these two poets, a male poet and a female poet, die and go to heaven. When they get up to the pearly gates --

Uh, wait. Is it male and female or a black poet and a white poet? I think they're both poets....

Regardless, there's St. Peter sitting in his chaise lounge --

Hey wait! Where are you guys going? I'm not finished!

Great blog idea.

Peace,

- Dennis
www.donttipthewaiter.blogspot.com

Peter L. Winkler said...

"Great blog idea."

Thanks.