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Irwin Shaw
February 27, 1913 - May 16, 1984
Nationality: American
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: American Novelist

My favorite short-story writer is John Cheever.


I don't think that the writer is regarded as a freak by Americans.


I never drink while I'm working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that would never have occurred to me dead sober.


Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the writer an acceptable public figure; obviously, he was no sissy.


I am forced to say that I have many fiercer critics than myself.


An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself.


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