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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.
         
   
F
The wrongs of childhood and upbringing have made a large and obsessional contribution to autobiography and the novel.

R
It is often said that in Ireland there is an excess of genius unsustained by talent; but there is talent in the tongues.
A
Detective stories are the art-for-art's sake of yawning Philistinism.
N
We do not wish to be better than we are, but more fully what we are.
K
"The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony."
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On Anthony West's "H G Wells," Random House 84, in "New Yorker," 30 Jul 1984.
R: 'Midnight Oil,' vol. 2, ch. 6, 1971.
A: "Books in General," 1953.
N: "The Living Novel and Later Associations," 1964.
K: "Collected Stories," Random House 82; in NY "Times," 24 Apr 1982.
   


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