Quill & Quire » Editing Alice Munro

12/18/2012 08:36 am ET | Updated Feb 17, 2013
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It's hard to imagine anyone editing Alice Munro, possibly the most precise writer in the English language. Munro doesn't build sentences by accretion in the manner of verbose writers like Norman Mailer or Salman Rushdie - she works by paring away, by deciding what words not to use.

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