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"Unlike writing a memoir as I?ve also done, for me the writing of a novel is really something of a freedom from the constraints of memory. You help yourself to memory insofar as it will give a support to your invention and supply you with the depths of authenticity that you  require in your novel, but, you?re not bound to it at all. So there?s a ballasted memory in it, but the kind of life of the book really is an invented life." --- Tobias Wolff (from an interview with the NEA)

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