Michael Chabon

“Literature, like magic, has always been about the handling of secrets, about the pain, the destruction, and the marvelous liberation that can result when they are revealed. Telling the truth when the truth matters most is almost always a frightening prospect. If a writer doesn't give away secrets, his own or those of the people he loves; if she doesn't court disapproval, reproach, and general wrath, whether of friends, family, or party apparatchiks; if the writer submits his work to an internal censor long before anyone else can get their hands on it, the result is pallid, inanimate, a lump of earth.”


Michael Chabon, Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands
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Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands by Michael Chabon
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