Alec Nevala-Lee

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Graham Greene

All that we can easily recognize as our experience in a novel is mere reporting: it has a place, but an unimportant one. It provides an anecdote, it fills in gaps in the narrative. It may legitimately provide a background, and sometimes we have to fall back on it when the imagination falters. Perhaps a novelist has a greater ability to forget than other men—he has to forget or become sterile. What he forgets is the compost of the imagination.

Graham Greene, A Sort of Life

Written by nevalalee

April 4, 2016 at 7:30 am

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