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Novels ought to have hope; at least, American novels ought to have hope. French novels don't need to.
Jan 06, 2011 08:19AM
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Miriam
Miriam is on page 197 of 237
I want writers to plunge through the holes--the holes we try to fill up with all the props. In those holes and in the spaces around them exist all sorts of possibility.
Jan 20, 2011 11:37AM
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Miriam
Miriam is on page 193 of 237
"The function of freedom is to free someone else." If you are no longer wracked or in bondage to a person or a way or life, tell your story. Risk freeing someone else. Not everyone will be glad you did. Members of your family and other critics may wish you had kept your secrets.
Jan 20, 2011 09:33AM
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Miriam
Miriam is on page 127 of 237
Yay Clive James reference!
Jan 07, 2011 02:38PM
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Miriam
Miriam is on page 100 of 237
This is how we are supposed to be in the world--present and in awe.
Jan 07, 2011 10:21AM
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Miriam
Miriam is on page 90 of 237
How not to take a rejection.
Jan 07, 2011 10:16AM
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Miriam
Miriam is on page 75 of 237
these rooms are future ruins
Jan 06, 2011 03:42PM
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Miriam
Miriam is on page 52 of 237
A writer paradoxically seeks the truth and tell lies.
Jan 06, 2011 01:13PM
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Miriam
Miriam is on page 50 of 237
I'd rather watch aspic set.
Jan 06, 2011 08:08AM
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Miriam
Miriam is on page 46 of 237
The evidence is in, and you are the verdict.
Jan 03, 2011 01:05PM
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Miriam
Miriam is on page 38 of 237
This "code school lunch" ting is not resonating for me at all.
Jan 03, 2011 10:59AM
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