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I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition (Library of Southern Civilization) (Paperback)

by Twelve Southerners

Going Native: Writing Place in Los Angeles 32

The distance any of us non-New York writers have from New York is frustrating, but also valuable. There's an option to retreat from the noise--or, okay, the music--that I don't think a writer in, say, Brooklyn has. This distance has benefited me for the last four years, as I write and write, without looking up, or around, me.