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What does a new voice sound like?

01/24/2008  by mrkeroppi  Comment on this Post
 
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Patrick Ryan, Bich Minh Nguyen, Maggie Nelson, Edmund White

Edmund White, Maggie Nelson, Bich Minh Nguyen, and Patrick Ryan discuss “newness” in authorial voice, using Harold Bloom’s idea of “the anxiety of influence” as a jumping-off point. Nguyen’s theory of “the Asian once-over,” Ryan’s “Impostor Syndrome,” and Nelson’s notion of the “intoxicating” influence of another writer joust toward an agreement that writers must both escape from, and surround themselves with, other voices in order to attain their own.

From KWLS 2008: New Voices

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This recording is available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the authors. © 2003 Edmund White, Maggie Nelson, Bich Minh Nguyen, and Patrick Ryan. Used with permission from Edmund White, Maggie Nelson, Bich Minh Nguyen, and Patrick Ryan.

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