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The First Writer and Editor: 'Take out that part?! Are you nuts? How is the stampede scene at the end of the cave going to make sense without it?!'
'It was a last-minute change, but a good one.'
The First Draft. . . Moby Duck.
The Great Canadian Novel
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One of the three kings give Frankenstein's Monster a shoulder ride
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"I've read all the great books. They weren't that great."
"It's a brovella about my life in the frat. But if it's longer than two hundred pages it becomes a brahvel."
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"I should like to buy a handgun while it is still legal," said Alice very gently.
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'Laugh as Some Might, Carl's Inflatable Tie Kept Him Afloat Until Help Arrived.'
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Tarzan Of The Cranes
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"They've remained remarkably faithful to the text."
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'That's not an accident. I left out chapter 7 and 11 on purpose.'
Ahab's whale-proof hat.
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"A writer? Fantastic! I wish I had time to write."
Man in a bookstore looking at a bin of unwound cassette tapes with a sign reading "Damaged books on tape 25¢".
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"You usually don't see the classics wash up on the beach these days."
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"Young Robert Frost"
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"There's the pressure from my public, naturally, as well as the pressure from my publisher, my agent, and all that. But the real pressure comes from that devil inside that makes me different from other men, that makes me a writer. But, of course, you know all about pressure, grinding out those papers at Sarah Lawrence."
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"Polly want to abandon speaking of herself in the third person."
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"Great money scenes!"
Summer reading for the family.
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"We blew a fuse."
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"What would you recommend to hold a seven-year-old girl's attention in a car from East Seventy-eighth Street to Bridgehampton?"
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Tolkien Characters That Never Made it out of the Author's Notebooks
Men's book clubs.
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