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Frank Norris
(1870-1902) born on
Mar 05
US novelist. He was an influential muckraker best known for "The Octopus," 1901 and "The Pit," 1903.
[The Muse of our Fiction of the future] will lead you - if you are humble and honest with her - straight into a World of Working Men, crude of speech, swift of action, strong of passion, straight to the heart of a new life.

The People have a right to the Truth as they have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The function of the novelist . . . is to comment upon life as he sees it.
No art that is not in the end understood by the People can live or ever did live a single generation.
I never truckled; I never took off the hat to Fashion and held it out for pennies. By God, I told them the truth.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Essays on Authorship."
R: "The Responsibilities of the Novelist," 1903.
A: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
N: "Essays on Authorship."
K: "The Responsibilities of a Novelist," 1903.

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