An author's line I'd heard somewhere ...

... but in the TLS, Christopher Hitchens quotes critic Clive James in his new memoir, North Face of Soho (still available only in the UK):

The publisher's advance was more like a retreat.

November 21, 2006 6:00 PM |



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Reviewing the state of reviewing


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