Why I’m ready to throw in the towel

intense sensations

Telex from CubaTelex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was going to start this review by saying that this novel gives the lie to anyone who says you can’t teach people to write.

Of course you can teach people to write. You can teach people to drive, which is a lot harder than writing. You can teach them to build bridges across impossible spaces, put up those massive, bristling skyscrapers in New York and Shanghai, get oil from the desert, make rockets and missiles and sell them to countries worse off than you so they can almost but not quite destroy each other. You can teach people to enslave entire populations and justify it with plausible rhetoric that makes it look like you are a philanthropist and benefactor.

So of course you can teach people to write.

It’s just sentences. One after another.

We can’t all…

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About howdowefeedtheworldsstarving

Writing a non- fiction study How do we feed the world's starving. Published The end of Humanity and have four books to publish.
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