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American Writer and Novelist, He is noted for his treatment of tragic themes and his use of a rich, classical prose style (Confessions of Nat Turner.). b.1925
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In depression . . . faith in deliverance, in ultimate restoration, is absent. The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come -- not in a day, an hour, a month, or a minute. . . . It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The madness of depression is the antithesis of violence. It is a storm indeed, but a storm of murk. Soon evident are the slowed-down responses, near paralysis, psychic energy throttled back close to zero. Ultimately, the body is affected and feels sapped, drained.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The writer's duty is to keep on writing”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I get a fine warm feeling when I'm doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let's face it, writing is hell.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In Vineyard Haven, on Martha's Vineyard, mostly I love the soft collision here of harbor and shore, the subtly haunting briny quality that all small towns have when they are situated on the sea”

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