Sunday, February 19, 2006

On Discovering McWilliams

Gray Brechin has a great sentence about discovering Carey McWilliams:

"For those of us who lean unapologetically to the left as it flows ever farther to the right, encountering the writings of Carey McWilliams is liking running into an old friend in a foreign city."

Among other things, Gray captures the underrated pleasure of discovering an underrated writer.

For those of you taking notes, this quote is from his introduction to Fool's Paradise: A Carey McWilliams Reader (2001).

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