‘Leonard Michaels (1933–2003) was one of the most admired and influential American writers of the last half century,’ states the…
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Leonard did what literary writers do: he showed us the world. And he was literary in the best sense: he was a great writer who delivered the goods consistently and pleased millions of readers.
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What happens when the writer you admire most becomes your friend?In an essay he published in The New York Times in 1981, the writer Leonard Michaels cited the works of three writers who influenced him—Saul Bellow, Wallace Stevens, a...