NYT on MFA v. NYC

Thanks for Mary for the heads-up: interesting review  (by Dwight Garner) of a book by novelist Chad Harbach examining the split between creative writers who make their bones in Master’s of Fine Arts programs (MFAs) and those who do so in messier fashion in the literary circles of NYC.  Mary thought that the article was reminiscent of MARTIN EDEN for its examination of the machinery of publication and the position of the literary outsider looking for credentials or other access to the “lever” that makes the machine go.

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