- Birthday, Books, Quotes, Writing

“A writer is a foreign country.”

Happy birthday, Marguerite Duras. Here are some quotes from the writer.

“Writing comes like the wind. It’s naked, it’s made of ink, it’s the thing written, and it passes like nothing else passes in life, nothing more, except life itself.”

“Doubt equals writing.”

“It’s not that you have to achieve anything, it’s that you have to get away from where you are.”
“When the past is recaptured by the imagination, breath is put back into life.”

John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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