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August 27, 2013

TT: Almanac

"It's difficult to accept what your psyche or history dooms you to write, what Faulkner would call your postage stamp of reality. Young writers often mistakenly choose a certain vein or style based on who they want to be, unconsciously trying to blot out who they actually are. You want to escape yourself."

Mary Karr, interview, The Paris Review (Winter 2009)

Posted August 27, 2013 12:00 AM

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