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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.
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.

Aphorisms are bad for novels. They stick in the reader's teeth.
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.
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.
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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