John Steinbeck Quote

I have never even wondered about the comparative standing of writers. I don't understand that. Writing to me is a deeply personal, even a secret function and when the product is turned loose it is cut off from me and I have no sense of its being mine. Consequently criticism doesn't mean anything to me. As a disciplinary matter, it is too late.


Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 45 (1969)

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I have never even wondered about the comparative standing of writers. I don't understand that. Writing to me is a deeply personal, even a secret...

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I have never even wondered about the comparative standing of writers. I don't understand that. Writing to me is a deeply personal, even a secret...

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I have never even wondered about the comparative standing of writers. I don't understand that. Writing to me is a deeply personal, even a secret...

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I have never even wondered about the comparative standing of writers. I don't understand that. Writing to me is a deeply personal, even a secret...