A Close Reading of Prose

Wyatt Mason, over at the book blog of Harper's magazine, does a close, literary reading of a few sentences of a writer struggling with the impossibility of saying anything new about 9/11. The sentences and analysis are a pleasure to read. It's also a pleasure to discover the name of the author under the microscope, a man you've undoubtedly heard of. Writerly types should check it out.

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