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September 08, 2011

Writing Well: The Editors.

I have performed the necessary butchery. Here is the bleeding corpse.

--Henry James (1843-1916), after a request by the Times Literary Supplement to cut 3 lines from a 5,000 word article.

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James with Edith Wharton, 1904

Posted by JD Hull at September 8, 2011 10:31 PM

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