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Margaret Drabble | Margaret Drabble

dale-estey's picture
Sep.21.2009
Dame Drabble has many interesting things to say about writing. I do quibble with the, er, 'positive' interpretation of depression.   "We proceed to talk for the next two hours about matters large and small, from Drabble’s views on housework (“It’s good exercise — you can run up and...
josie-brown's picture
Dec.23.2008
 As authors, it is an integral part of our nature to solve mysteries not of our creation: especially those stories writ large by life. We attempt to unravel plot strands, to analyze the most compelling characters in the story. Needles to say, every author rewrites history. In his essay for Salon (...