"No one understands the loneliness of the long-distance writer in a tumultuous time better than Ted Solotaroff. These wise, lucid, superbly-humane essays have been mined from deep tunnels of insight and experience, and polished by a master's hand. A few, like Writing in the Cold, have been passed around like samizdat for years, providing counsel, solace, and nerve to a generation of American writers eager to keep faith with their predecessors even as they plunge ahead into the unknown. If such a thing as a literary community still exists, or can be made to exist, then this should be one of its essential texts."—Robert Cohen
Ted Solotaroff (1928-2008) was a distinguished editor, critic, lecturer and memoirist. He was the founding editor of New American Review, later American Review (1967-1977), the most widely read and influential literary magazine of its time. He previously had edited Commentary and Book Week and later was a senior editor at Harper & Row. He is the author of the memoirs Truth Comes in Blows, which received the 1998 PEN award for the art of the memoir, and First Loves.
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