For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again.
More Howard Nemerov quotes :
I never abandoned either forms or freedom. I imagine that most of what could be called free verse is in my first book. I got through that fairly early.Howard Nemerov
The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn't give you too many facts. Two an a half lines and it tells you the whole story and that leaves you a great deal of freedom to elaborate on how it might have happened.Howard Nemerov