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There are confessable agonies, sufferings of which one can positively be proud. Of bereavement, of parting, of the sense of sin and the fear of death the poets have eloquently spoken. They command the world’s sympathy. But there are also discreditable anguishes, no less excruciating than the others, but of which the sufferer dare not, cannot speak. The anguish of thwarted desire, for example.
Books proliferate, and occasionally sell in very large numbers, which claim to have found the rule, or small set of rules, which will guarantee business success. But business is far too complicated, far too difficult an activity to distil into a few simple commands … It is failure rather than success which is the distinguishing feature of corporate life.
Pretty much every issue that we’ve put out, there have been at least one or two things that really surprised me. It sounds like bullshit, but most of the stories that we’ve run had that effect on me. We get thousands and thousands of submissions and I don’t think we’ve published a story yet – very few, anyway – where there wasn’t something like what Mona Simpson described, where a first sentence or a first page didn’t just really command attention.