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May 5, 2016

Places That Fall Into Ruin: The Millions Interviews Geoff Dyer 0

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I’m glad I’m capable of disappointment because that shows I still have high hopes for the world.

May 5, 2016

The Novel Still Exists: The Millions Interviews Don DeLillo 2

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“I’ve been thinking lately, I’m not sure why, about my earlier novels, and I’m quite surprised how little I recall of them. I don’t know whether it’s liberating or worrying.”

May 2, 2016

All of This Is Mine: A Conversation with Victor LaValle 0

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This supernatural horror as allegory for virulent racism is what has increasingly tarnished H.P. Lovecraft’s legacy, and what makes Victor LaValle’s rebuke so sharp.

May 2, 2016

Going Places No One Else Goes: The Millions Interviews Pamela Erens 0

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I knew from the start that Eleven Hours would be short, because of the time frame and because there were only so many uterine contractions I could describe without losing my shit.

April 28, 2016

Fiction Is a Trudge, Poetry Is a Dance: On Poet Novelists 1

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The murky area between genres has always been the place where I feel most at home.

April 25, 2016

That’s My Soul on the Page: The Millions Interviews Curtis Sittenfeld 1

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“I would never want to write an essay on what feminism is in 2016. I would read that essay, but I would not write that essay.”

April 12, 2016

David Unger Is Staying as Far Away From the Facts as Possible 1

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The writer’s responsibility is to creativity. However, I do think there are some limitations. One has a historical responsibility while addressing atrocities.

March 31, 2016

Life Chugs Forward Even When the Worst Has Happened 2

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For Charles Bock, the memories, no matter how hard, were still better than the forgetting, because forgetting wiped away the details, the love, the bad meals, the quarrels, the humor and tenderness, the true marrow of it all.

March 25, 2016

Mark de Silva is Crazy and Unstable and Uncomfortable 12

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I hope a book like mine will strike someone as violating a lot of common sense ideas about literature. I know it will. It violates my common sense about literature, and I wrote it.

March 22, 2016

I Want Complete Freedom When I Write 0

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Terrorism seemed absurd to me. There was a widespread belief in liberal circles that terrorism was caused by poverty, when in fact most well-known terrorists in modern times have come from middle-class families, have degrees — often multiple degrees — and have lived between cultures. It’s the torn people, who try to make meaning out of their alienation — often in destructive and self-destructive ways — that interest me.