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  • Writer's pictureGina Greenlee, Author

Pensar en la Inmortalidad del Cangrejo: Russell Edson


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Image credit: Russell Edson

In an interview, Edson once said of his writing process, “My job as a writer is mainly to edit the creative rush. The dream brain is the creative engine… I sit down to write with a blank page and a blank mind. Wherever the organ of reality (the brain) wants to go I follow with the blue-pencil of consciousness.”


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And speaking of pensar en la inmortalidad del cangrejo, I recently discovered Edson in a book that changed my life three decades ago: Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. Goldberg’s story about Edson prompted me to visit the Google machine.


Ah, I surfaced for myself another tribe member.

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