another reversal??

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 8 22:07:19 UTC 2012

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 9:23 AM, Alice Faber <faber at> wrote:
> essays in the Times Magazine are often extracts from already completed books

That's the impression that I got: that "adapted" means that he took a
chapter from the book and re-wrote it as a stand-alone article for the
NYT Mag and not that he took an article from the mag and re-wrote it
as a book. The latter would be *expanding* it, not adapting it, IMO.

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to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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