John Jeremiah Sullivan — American Writer born on December 30, 1974,

John Jeremiah Sullivan is an American writer and editor. He is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, a contributing editor of Harper's Magazine, and southern editor of The Paris Review... (wikipedia)

I'm a passionate believer in revision, and a lot of my writing gets done during revision process. It isn't just tweaking: I tend to break it apart and remake it every time I do a new draft.
Freaky things happen all the time in the world. I suppose everything has to happen for the first time at some point.
The greenness of Ireland is a false greenness, after all. Not that it isn't green - the place can still make you have to pull off and swallow one of your heart pills. It's that the greenness doesn't mean what it seems. It doesn't encode a pastoral past, much less a timeless vale where wee folk trip the demesne.
Thinking you're a genius is death.
I want to stay in touch with what I have in common with my subjects, with the places where are equally implicated with whatever is wrong with the culture.

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