Friday, September 01, 2017

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As she says herself, a writer has two basic tasks: 'First, to create his/her own style.  Second, to destroy his/her own style.  The second is more difficult.'

--czeslaw milosz, quoting the polish poet anna swir, in his introduction to swir's poems [postwar polish poetry; university of california press, 3rd edition, 1983]


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