No one can write like Tolstoy: review by stefan.beck@wsj.com

Screen Shot 2016-06-06 at 5.11.57 PMPrimo: Elements of Style, E.B. White: “Vigorous prose is concise.”
Secundo: “No one can write like Tolstoy.” —Vladimir Nabokov
Tertio: “Nothing, even Homer, is as old as Gilgamesh.
Quarto: Henry James: read “The Grasping Imagination”, Peter Buitenhuis
Quinto: I out-grew this discourse in graduate school!

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