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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.
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.

Illusion is an anodyne, bred by the gap between wish and reality.
Income tax returns: the most imaginative fiction written today.
I regard the writing of humor as a supreme artistic challenge.
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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