When I was 14 or so I submitted something to Evergreen Review which they immediately rejected. But the editor, Barney Rosset, wrote a little note on the rejection slip, encouraging me to keep writing. I don't know a soul on earth who might have needed that encouragement less. Forty-six years later, I discovered Evergreen Review still alive on the internet and sent them something which they published immediately. It was Barney Rosset who made that decision. You can't ask for anything...

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