. . . a novel is the only place in the world
where two strangers can meet on terms of absolute intimacy.
The reader and the writer make the book together. No other
art can do that. No other art can capture the essential
inwardness of human life.
~ Paul Auster, Novelist__________________________
Quoted from "Paul Auster, The Art of Fiction No. 178", Interview by Michael Wood, The Paris Review, Fall 2003
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