Influenced is an interview series featuring authors talking about the works that influenced them.

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Episode XVI: "The great madpeople of literature are, I think, system-builders"

Published 6/28/17
In this installment, Paul La Farge talks about Pale Fire, complexity and warmth, being compared to other writers, madness in literature & more.