Summer Photo: Intersection in Taipei

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Baseless confidence: Tao Lin’s “Taipei”

In praise of James Joyce’s “Dubliners”, Ezra Pound wrote, “since de Maupassant we have had so many people trying to write ‘stories’ and so few people presenting life.” Perhaps Pound would have liked Tao Lin. He certainly does his best in Taipei