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Explaining Hilary Mantel
"What sort of person writes fiction about the past? It is helpful to be acquainted with violence, because the past is violent. It is necessary to know that the people who live there are not the same as people now. It is necessary to understand that the dead are real, and have power over the living. It is helpful to have encountered the dead firsthand, in the form of ghosts." (Mantel is all these things and more.) The New Yorker 10/15/12
Posted October 11, 2012 12:57 AM




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