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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
There was a time when we expected nothing of children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.

R
Aphorisms are bad for novels. They stick in the reader's teeth.
A
The epic implications of being human end in more than this: We start our lives as if they were momentous stories, with a beginning, a middle and an appropriate end, only to find that they are mostly middles.
N
To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
K
If a book is really good, it deserves to be read again, and if it's great, it should be read at least three times.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.
R: On Barbara Grizzuti Harrison's "Foreign Bodies," Doubleday 84, in NY "Times," 6 Jun 84
A: On Colette's 1946 book "The Evening Star," in NY "Times," 18 Sep 74
N: On Terry Garrity's "The Story of "J"," Morrow 84, in NY "Times," 18 Jul 84
K: "Rereading and Other Excesses" in NY "Times," 3 Mar 85
   


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