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Writer William Maxwell Looks Back on All His "Days and Nights"

Maxwell has a new collection of short stories All the Days and Nights. He was fiction editor of the New Yorker from 1936-1976. He worked with such authors as J.D. Salinger, Jon Cheever, Jon Updike, Eudora Welty and scores of others. Jon Updike has said Maxwell's voice is "one of the wisest in American fiction. It is, as well, one of the kindest.

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Other segments from the episode on March 29, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 29, 1995: Interview with William Maxwell; Review of Bill Monroe's album "The Music of Bill Monroe: From 1934 to 1994" and the film "High Lonesome."

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