Keith Gessen

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sad_young_literary_men.jpgAll the Sad Young Literary Men (Viking)
Keith Gessen, one of the founding editors of the hip, intellectual journal n+1, has written his first novel. It's about the struggles of young people to break into the world of their aspirations, in this case, the literary intelligentsia of New York City. We talk about success and how to achieve it—and whether "success" is really the goal of serious writing.

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