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... all fiction may be autobiography, but all autobiography is of course fiction. ...

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I wish you would not let him plunge into a ôvortex ofDissipation.ö I do not object to the Thing, but I cannot bear the />expression; it is s ...

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A novel which survives, which withstands and outlives time, does do something more than merely survive. It does not stand still. I t accumul ...

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I am looking over Self Control again, & my opinion isconfirmed of its being an excellently-meant, elegantly-written Work, without anything o ...

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The central problem of novel-writing is causality. ...

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I am dead against art's being self-expression. I see an inherent failure in any story which fails to detach itself from the author --detach ...

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... the novel, as a living force, if not as a work of art, owes an incalculable debt to what we call, mistakenly, the new psycholo gy, to Fr ...

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He is a wonderfully accomplished man--most extraordinarily accomplished--reads--hem--reads every novel that comes out; I mean ever y novel t ...

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The close-up has no equivalent in a narrative fashioned of words. Literature is totally lacking in any working method to enable it to isolat ...

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