INTERVIEWER: Which nineteenth-century writers do you admire?
T.C. BOYLE: Charles Dickens, for one. A quintessential artist, one who wrote brilliantly and well and originally, and who was the consummately popular author. You have to envy him his famous readings. He was the Mick Jagger of his day, the movie, the stage show and all the rest, all rolled into one. That was a power we poor pathetic scribblers can only dream of in these antiliterary, techno-obsessed days.
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