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Shaped by the city

Two writers emerge from the early days of NYC voices

In “Backing into Forward,’’ Jules Feiffer writes with wit and introspection.
In “Backing into Forward,’’ Jules Feiffer writes with wit and introspection.
By Jason Warshof
Globe Correspondent / March 28, 2010

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Last January, Louis Menand of The New Yorker wrote a paean to another literary outlet in town, The Village Voice. His article explores, among other topics, how the early Voice allowed for journalism that reflected the idiosyncrasies of its writers. Those idiosyncrasies could be huge. Norman Mailer’s column was so off-putting to readers that it was canceled after 17 segments. ... (Full article: 918 words)

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