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In Praise of the Novella

Why short is good in today’s world of books

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I recently re-read The Old Man and the Sea, probably literature’s most famous novella. Its simple brilliance withstands the test of time. Its power remains. Less is more.

Last week, I read Echoland by Per Petterson. Only 144 pages, probably no more than about 30,000 words. The story lingers. It will not leave me. It is marvelous.

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David W. Berner, The Writer Shed

David W. Berner, The Writer Shed

Award-winning writer. Author of memoir and fiction. Editor of Medium publication: THE WRITER SHED.

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