Monday, May 20, 2013

a press of one's own

The (first) two stories were Leonard's "Three Jews" and Virginia's "The Mark on the all." By publishing together, they signalled that the Press was a joint enterprise and a vehicle for their own writing. For Leonard, the story was a signpost pointing down a road he would not take -- as a fiction writer, as a Jewish writer. But for Virginia it "marked," as her title suggests, a completely new direction, the beginnings of a new form and a new kind of writing.

- Hermione Lee