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Edmund White

Of course the success of A Boy's Own Story took me utterly off guard.

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I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism my experimental technique.

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These rejections hurt me terribly because I felt it was my life that was being rejected.

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The first version of The Beautiful Room Is Empty was the first mss. I'd ever submitted to New York editors.

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Biography can be the most middle-class of all forms, the judgment of little people avenging themselves on the great.

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If I take a less defensive tone, I'd admit that I couldn't write today a very jazzy, contemporary look at America as I did in 1979 in States of Desire.

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As a young teenager I looked desperately for things to read that might excuse me or assure me I wasn't the only one, that might confirm an identity I was unhappily piecing together.

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I didn't want to write a biographie romancee especially since I already write novels, nor did I want to challenge the rules of the biography game, arbitrary as those rules might be.

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I think that there are empty ecological niches in the literary landscape crying to be filled and when a book more or less fills a niche it's seized on, even when it's a far from perfect fit.

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Whereas fiction is a continual discovery of what one wants to say, what one feels, what one means, and is, in that sense, a performance art, biography requires different skills - research and organization.

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