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Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)

by Herman Melville

The Author Sends Her Regrets: J.K. Rowling and Other Writers with Second Thoughts 4

Is a writer allowed to have regrets? Certainly. Is she allowed to air them publicly? I mean, yeah, it’s a free internet, why not? Do I want to hear a single additional word about the world of Harry Potter from J. K. Rowling that is not in the form of another book? No, not particularly.

John Updike, and the Curious Business of Sustaining Literary Reputations 0

Melville apparently was the deceased writer Updike worried he would become -- dead before he‘d died.

On Ambition, Cocktail Party Invitations, and the "Bizarre Compulsion" to Write 1