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Tama Janowitz
(1957-____) born on
Apr 12
US novelist. She is the best-selling author of "Slaves of New York," 1986; starred in the first "literary video" on MTV, "A Cannibal in Manhattan," 1987.
         
   
F
I was like a social worker for lepers. My clients had a chunk of their body they wanted to give away; for a price I was there to receive it.

R
Crimes, sins, nightmares, hunks of hair: it was surprising how many of them has something to dispose of. The more I charged, the easier it was for them to breathe freely once more.
A
I don't want my novel to be like Madame Bovary, finely crafted with the life edited out of it. I want my novel to be like a friend telling me a story -- so we go off on thoughts; that's the way it is.
N
Long after the bomb falls and you and your good deeds are gone, cockroaches will still be here, prowling the streets like armored cars.
K
As a writer, I don't think it's my responsibility to make a point. I just write and hope there's someone who'll like it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On Prostituion, "Slaves of New York," "Modern Saint 271," 1986.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Seeking that Tama-Friendly Audience," by Elizabeth Mitchell; found at http://www.eye.net/Arts/Books/1994/bo0331a.htm.
N: "Slaves of New York," "Modern Saint 271," 1986.
K: Seeking that Tama-Friendly Audience," by Elizabeth Mitchell; found at http://www.eye.net/Arts/Books/1994/bo0331a.htm.
   


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