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When a reader steps into a novel, he is walking into the writer's imagination. When he opens a biography, he is entering two lives; the subject and his biographer are like twins who will remain together until the pages turn to dust.
A good biographer should combine the skills of the novelist and the detective, and add to them the patience and compassion of the priest.
The biographer must be close enough to sympathize, but far enough away to see clearly, to explain but not to defend or attack. He is literature's high-wire performer. A false step this way or that and he loses his balance — and his book.
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Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.
June 21, 1937
Gerald Clarke is an American writer, best known for the biographies Capote and Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland.
Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland (2000)
The Drone Virus (2004)
Truman Capote (1990)
The Book of Thame (1978)
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