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Anatole Broyard
(1920-0) born on
Jul 16
US literary critic. He was an American literary critic for The New York Times.
         
   
F
The more I like a book, the more slowly I read. . . . this spontaneous talking back to a book [is] one of the things that makes reading so valuable.

R
The tension between "yes" and "no," between "I can" and "I cannot," makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one's self.
A
His father, Vincent, took him to La Coupole in Paris and, after sitting on the terrace for a while, walked off and forgot him. It was the perfect start in life for a writer.
N
It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.
K
Either a writer doesn't want to talk about his work, or he talks about it more than you want.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Rereading and Other Excesses" in NY "Times," 3 Mar 85
R: In NY "Times," 13 Jan 76
A: On Michael Korda, in review of "Charmed Lives," Random House 79, in NY "Times," 3 Nov 79
N: On Curtis Harnack's "We Have All Gone Away," Doubleday 73; in NY "Times," 16 Mar 73
K: In "The Fourth 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1990.
   


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