Which leads me to the best piece of writing advice I've encountered in awhile. Louise knows she can "catapult the character forward" when she spots a line that authentically, effortlessly grasps who they are.
I ordered The Cosmopolitans after hearing Sarah Schulman at an AWP panel with the gloriously strong and trenchant Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. I was proud of myself for finally getting around to the work that launched Schulman's career as a novelist and public intellectual in 1990. But about 100 pages into The Cosmopolitans, the sort of insight and anxiety around race, marketing,…Read more The Cosmopolitans by Sarah Schulman