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The Screwer and the Screwed

Helen DeWitt’s sometimes fictional quests for a crap-free deal

by Lauren Oyler

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mildly interesting (about a fiction writer who has had bad luck in the publishing industry) but no real takeaways

Oyler, L. (2018). The Screwer and the Screwed. The Baffler, 39, pp. 126-133

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[...] The musician has played versions of the same Brahms ballad for seven-and-a-half hours, followed, unexpectedly, by three other ballads in quick succession, each played only once. Tears begin to stream down Sibylla’s face. “It was as if after the illusion that you could have a thing 500 ways without giving up one he said No, there is only one chance at life once gone it is gone for good you must seize the moment before it goes.”

something about this really moves me

—p.133 by Lauren Oyler 2 years, 3 months ago

[...] The musician has played versions of the same Brahms ballad for seven-and-a-half hours, followed, unexpectedly, by three other ballads in quick succession, each played only once. Tears begin to stream down Sibylla’s face. “It was as if after the illusion that you could have a thing 500 ways without giving up one he said No, there is only one chance at life once gone it is gone for good you must seize the moment before it goes.”

something about this really moves me

—p.133 by Lauren Oyler 2 years, 3 months ago