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The Qualities and Duty of A Great Writer

Lessons from Zadie Smith on authenticity, betrayal, and failure in writing

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In her essay “Fail Better”, Zadie Smith gives us “The tale of Clive”. Clive aspires to write the perfect novel, and seems to have all the skills to do it:

“He’s intelligent and well read; he’s made a…

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