Monthly Archives: May 2013

Advice to Ponder from Anton Chekhov

The man of talent is fastidious, abjures advertisement Elevates the base appetites, works hard Kindness is not enough A letter written by Anton Chekhov at 26 to his older brother Nikolai, 28, advises him on the traits of the man … Continue reading

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Praise For Steak Writ Large: A.A. Gill in Esquire

Wow! If good writing is taking what you want to write, and embroidering it in Baroque fashion, but not gilding the lily, so to speak, but somehow combining both florid flourishes and precise description and expression, without going over the … Continue reading

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