Posts tagged with: emily cooke

Emily Cooke • 08/08/13

Here’s a quote from Emily Cooke’s recent essay on Dorothy Baker in the LRB. It’s paywalled on their website, but you can read it with a day pass (or subscribe to the LRB!)

“In 1962, the daughter of a friend of Dorothy Baker’s went up to her house in Terra Bella, California, to interview the 55-year-old novelist. ‘What is your real purpose in this thing?’ Baker said as the tape began to roll.

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Emily Cooke • 02/11/12

In grad school, getting an MFA in writing, I cried in the office of every workshop professor I had but one. In spite of the sensitivity with which as a rule these people responded, the episodes filled me with shame. Post-cry, I assiduously avoided my teachers.

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