Stephen J. Burn interview

An interview with Richard Powers by Stephen J. Burn, Contemporary Literature, Vol. 49, No. 2, Summer 2008 (pp. 163-179). Burn began his interview with Powers in London in 2004 and finished in 2007. “[A]s we walked around London that afternoon, the reputation that Powers has for reclusiveness dropped away as he revealed himself to be a generous and outgoing conversationalist. At the same time, my supposition that Powers is immensely gifted was strengthened as he simultaneously discussed developments in fiction and read the cityscape—talking about William Gaddis, or interdisciplinarity, as he pointed out submerged traces of Christopher Wren’s architectural signature….”

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