Sunday, October 11, 2020

Appreciation …

 Le Mot Juste | Harper's Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Hazzard’s fiction takes much from her life, but the temptation to read her work autobiographically never clouds the experience. “I think there is a tendency now to write jottings about one’s own psyche and call it a novel,” Hazzard told Kakutani after The Transit of Venus was published. “My book, though, is really a story—and that might have contributed to its success.”

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