Monday, September 24, 2012

Anatomy of a Short Story

The New Yorker's Lee Ellis interviews Paul La Farge (who visits Albany on Thursday) about his short story "Another Life," and what makes it tick.

We posted a link last week to "Another Life," a story of marital infidelity that appeared in the New Yorker in July. Link here.

La Farge:  I knew roughly what was going to happen in “Another Life” before I began, but I didn’t know that it would be divided into two parts, and I didn’t see it until I had written the sentence, “I want another life,” which is what the husband thinks just before he goes off on his adventure.

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