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Emily Cooke

Emily Cooke is a senior editor at the New Inquiry.

Dorothy Baker

Emily Cooke, 20 June 2013

In 1962, the daughter of a friend of Dorothy Baker’s went up to her house in Terra Bella, California, to interview the 55-year-old novelist. ‘What is your real purpose in this thing?’ Baker said as the tape began to roll. The interviewer replied that the material might eventually be interesting to literary historians. It’s easy to imagine Baker raising her eyebrows at...

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