Alfred Kazin was an American writer and literary critic, many of whose writings depicted the immigrant experience in early twentieth century America. source
One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds.
When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair.
If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we'd look for the liver...
I don't want my children to have to wade through the crap to get to the cream, you know. I want them to be aware that I struggled to live with and tell my truth, and that it was a decent thing.