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As I see it, my focus has never been on masculine power rampant and triumphant but rather on the antithesis: masculine power impaired.
I needed my life as a springboard for my fiction. I have to have something solid under my feet when I write. I’m not a fantasist. I bounce up and down on the diving board, and I go into the water of fiction. But I’ve got to begin in life so I can pump life into it throughout.
Writing, for me, was a feat of self-preservation. If I did not do it, I would die. So I did it. Obstinacy, not talent, saved my life.
All that we don’t know is astonishing. Even more astonishing is what passes for knowing.
Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?
I said the screen will kill the reader, and it has: the movie screen in the beginning, the television screen, and now the coup de grace, the computer screen.
Writing is frustration – it’s daily frustration, not to mention humiliation. It’s just like baseball: you fail two-thirds of the time.