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keep the interesting in business: helen dewitt

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I’m not sure that all of my US readers (sounds like the UK ones maybe can’t) shouldn’t try to help Helen DeWitt out if they can. The Last Samurai is a very interesting novel; Helen is a very interesting novelist. The world needs more interesting, especially the literary part of the world. And she’s mentioned in a now-deleted post involving Neurathian isotype in her next book – which all AWP readers should understand and support.

(Just to be clear – the better end result from any interest this may spark in you is not to buy a used copy of her novel from Amazon, which will do you but not Helen any good. Unless I’m wrong, a new copy from Amazon would maybe do the trick… But better yet, follow her instructions…. You can pretend you’re paying me for my years of hard toil keeping all of you entertained and educated and such… We’re talking about somewhere in the environs of $15, so come on for chrissake!)

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April 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm

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  1. Ads, er, thanks. I think the book is already out of print in the UK, but I had a feeling its UK publishers might play dog in the manger about their territorial rights if the US edition were put on sale on British soil. (Could be wrong, should probably check.) They are presumably resigned to the fact that Amazon ships to anyone with a credit card.

    Helen DeWitt

    April 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm

  2. The triple negative in the first sentence is a bit confusing, but I think you’re saying: “Just bloody buy it you cheap bastards!”


    April 18, 2010 at 7:42 am

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