“Whatever the method I end up choosing, and whether I “communicate” something true (my childhood) or something wholly made up (the childhood of Godzilla), it works or not depending on how it feels. This does not mean that all one feels uneasy about should be abandoned. Perfectly comfortable art is dead art, the product of an embalmed mind that has nothing to say to anyone, even the aesthetically dead. One is frequently uncomfortable telling the truth in a new way or for the first time.”
From On Moral Fiction, John Gardner


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