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Herman Wouk
( -1915) born on
May 27
US novelist. He is best known for his epic war novels; "The Caine Mutiny," 1952; "The Winds of War," 1971.
         
   
F
We are in the black theater of nonexistence. In an eye blink the curtain is up, the stage ablaze, for the vast drama of ourselves.

R
Illusion is an anodyne, bred by the gap between wish and reality.
A
Income tax returns: the most imaginative fiction written today.
N
I regard the writing of humor as a supreme artistic challenge.
K
I felt there's a wealth in Jewish tradition, a great inheritance. I'd be a jerk not to take advantage of it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On Genesis I as his favorite opening passage; in NY "Times," 2 Jun 1985.
R: "War and Remembrance," 1985.
A: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.
N: In "Book-of-the-Month Club News," May 1985.
K: On his return to Orthodox Judaism; in "Time," 5 Sep 1955.
   


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