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V. S. Pritchett
(1900-1997) born on
Dec 16
English novelist, short-story writer, critic. He was known for his ironic style and his lively portraits of middle-class life.
I am under the spell of language, which has ruled me since I was 10.

The mark of genius is an incessant activity of the mind. Genius is spiritual greed.
All writers all people have their stores of private and family legends which lie like a collection of half-forgotten, often violent toys on the floor of memory.
It is less the business of the novelist to tell us what happened than to show how it happened.
I shall never be as old as I was between 20 and 30.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Looking Back at 80" NY "Times," 14 Dec 1980.
R: "The Tale Bearers."
A: In "New Yorker," 19 Feb 1979.
N: "A Man of Letters," 1986.
K: In NY "Times," 16 Dec 1985.

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