On Articles Leaving The Best For Last, Or Is This What They Call Burying The Lead

January 18th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

But these are not just warmed-up seconds. What continues to distinguish [A] Alvarez is his passion for writing and his eloquence about it. For Alvarez – no surprise here – the crucial quality is tone: ‘For a writer,’ he says, ‘voice is a problem that never lets you go… a writer doesn’t properly begin until he has a voice of his own.’

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