If I wanted to be Rimbaud, what was I doing in graduate school? Trying to stay out of the army, of course. Graduate study gave me a draft deferment. But I also knew I lacked erudition and polish and was often sunk in forlorn reveries.

Richard Elman


Author Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American
Born: April 23, 1934
Died: December 31, 1997


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