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date: 16 June 2024

Beattie, Annlocked

Beattie, Annlocked

  • Donna Seaman

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Enthralled by literature but disenchanted with graduate school, Ann Beattie began writing short stories and resolutely submitting her unsolicited manuscripts to The New Yorker. She racked up nearly two dozen rejections, but her determination finally bore fruit when the preeminent weekly magazine accepted “A Platonic Relationship” in 1974, thus launching a controversial and significant writing career.

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  • North American Literatures

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