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On Writing 'Gallery of Clouds'
by Rachel Eisendrath

I remember reading that Keith Thomas collects clippings, his own cut-up notes, and library lists and puts them in envelopes with various topic headings – and that when it’s time to start writing, he selects ‘a fat one’, dumps its contents on his desk, and sorts through what’s there. Something like this process of accrual pertained to my writing Gallery of Clouds – even as what I was accruing came less from the realm of historical fact (although there is that, too) and more from the realm of imagination and of personal reflections on the experience of reading. Read more…


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Rachel Eisendrath, "On Writing 'Gallery of Clouds'," Spenser Review (Winter 2022). Accessed April 17th, 2024.
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