The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins.
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Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.
Our lives are not what we deserve; they are, let us agree, in many ways deficient.
If I were asked for a one-sentence sound bite on religion, I would say I was against it.
The only privilege literature deserves -- and this privilege it requires in order to exist -- is the privilege of being in the arena of discourse, the place where the struggle of our languages can be acted out.
One of the strange things that happens when you publish a book is that you begin ... to see what resonances it has for the readers, ... Sometimes you begin to understand your book a bit more.
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