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Author and film professor Laura Kipnis speaks with creative writing professor Rachel Toor about her writing education and educating young writers. On learning to write for a more general audience:
Joy Press, who was an editor at The Village Voice, asked me to write a cover piece on Larry Flynt timed to the Milos Forman biopic about him that had just come out. Which was the first time I was really edited. It was like going to writing school for a year crammed into a couple of days of editing.
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Maura Jane Farrelly. Anti-Catholicism in America, 1620-1860. Cambridge Essential Histories Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 222 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-61636-9.
Reviewed by Ryan Tobler (Harvard University) Published on H-Early-America (August, 2018) Commissioned by Joshua J. Jeffers (California State University-Dominguez Hills)