"To write is in some way to cut the seemingly automatic pattern of violence, destructiveness and death wish. To write is to put the seeming insignificance of human existence into a different perspective. It is the need, the wish, and, please God, the ability, to reorder our physical faith."—Critic-memoirist Alfred Kazin (1915-1998), “The Self as History: Reflections on Autobiography,” in Telling Lives: The Biographer’s Art (1979), edited by Marc Pachter
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