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All the stuff that I used to treat with contempt - you know, I'm an artist, man, I don't do that family stuff - has begun to seem really important.
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But Ginsberg and Burroughs both made a decision to make personality essential to their production later, with grim results.
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But that incessant drive to be out there in the literary universe that was important to me when I was in my twenties, like going to a Paris Review party or whatever, that seems totally irrelevant now.
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Genre is a bookstore problem, not a literary problem.
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I always wanted to write something illustrated, and the Details strip finally gave me the opportunity.
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I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the New England Historical Genealogical Library, where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back to the seventeenth century.
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I can tell you all about the psychiatric hospital, but talking about the making of The Ice Storm movie... it makes me really uncomfortable.
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I didn't know how to kill off a character unless I was able, as a narrator, to get really complicated. Because it was a big deal. I'd never killed a character before.
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I have wanted to work with the imagery of The Black Veil for more than ten years.
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I have worked really hard to defy categorization, to break down a taxonomy whenever it comes my way.
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I judged about a zillion awards this year so I've been reading a lot of books that just came out.
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I know there will be a trickle-down effect with that, and in the paperback life of the book no one's going to expect it to be a memoir in the conventional sense.
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I love comic books and always did as a kid.
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I made this list of stuff that it's time for me to try to do.
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I suppose I should say that I treasure blasphemy, as a faith of the highest order.
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I think the next book is going to be very narrative-driven so hopefully I'll repair my relationship with those people I drove off.
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I turned forty, and I'm finally going to get married and maybe have a kid.
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I'm trying to make sure that there's comedy as well as sadness. It makes the sadness more memorable.
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I'm trying to read more dead people because I keep having to read stuff for juries and so forth.
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I'm trying to stay close to language first and foremost and make sure that the paragraphs sing, that it sounds like music to me.
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Impotence, fetishism, bisexuality, and bondage are all facts of life, and our fiction should reflect that.
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In my style, the idea is that it's more ornate because that's what consciousness is.
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It turns out that my memory is just not that great, so for specific scenes with people doing stuff, sometimes I'd have the details all wrong or I couldn't remember what happened exactly, so I just let that be.
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It was more that I wanted to depict the narrator, me, in the moment of apprehending how gigantic the veil could be as a symbol, as a motivating force in the book.
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It's also true, however, that having conquered the regional writer ghetto, I am now intent on conquering the nationalist writer ghetto and moving out into the world more.
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Literature precedes genre.
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Maybe when I'm sixty-five I'll talk about my literary life.
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My contention is that that style is just as stylized as an ornate style.
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My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert.
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Nonfiction that uses novelistic devices and strategies to shape the work. That's material that I really like.
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So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes, it's also true that as a writer of books I want to have the whole range of human emotions.
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The Ice Storm, because of the movie, has had, or is to have, a vigorous life in other cultures.
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The point is to balance on the edge between musicality and content.
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The process of composition, messing around with paragraphs and trying to make really good prose, is hardwired into my personality.
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There is no right or wrong reading of Naked Lunch, though some readings are more common, and thus Burroughs' commercial is not the issue.
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This is odd, but there are certain things that are really embarrassing to talk about - one is my job and the success that I've had in it, and the other is money.
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What ends up happening is that the book becomes the compromise between intention and the pragmatics of who and where you are.
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What genre it falls under is only of interest later.
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What happened was that after I wrote The Ice Storm I had a period where I was blocked for a little bit, before I wrote Purple America.
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What I loved about comic books when I was a kid was the broad spectrum of narrative developing over years and years.
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When prose gets too stylized and out of control - and Stein is sometimes a good example - when you don't know what the hell is going on, then it's kind of boring.
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Writing the book was itself a process of concealing and revealing.
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You don't have these perfectly transparent, simple thoughts. You have thoughts that are all cluttered up, like overused bookshelves.
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