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July 21, 2007 Leave a comment

Since I have just completed a novel based on my translation of Tolstoy’s diaries, I thought it apt to begin my blog with a quote from Tolstoy.

“The art of good writing for a sensitive and intelligent person, is not in knowing what to write but in knowing what not to write. No ingenious insertions can improve a composition as much as relentless slashing of lines and paragraphs.”

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