Saturday 10 December 2016

Telling the Truth

The main hazard [of authorship] will, as usual, be incurred by the author, since his success will be momentary, his failure felt as permanent, and his isolation complete. But since I believe that writers of fiction, in whom I am principally interested, are in some curious way the only people telling the truth, I would expect them to feel pretty unlucky anyway.

The Author, Summer 1984

The only people telling the truth: a salutary and reassuring voice, this, from so long ago, in this era of fake news and other horrors.

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