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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Samuel R. Delany on true influence

"When such books influence you... it’s what you imagine they do that they don’t do that you yourself then try to effect in your own work[.  T]he... things they might have accomplished expands your own palette of aesthetic possibilities in the ways that... will be your offering on the altar of originality.."
-- Samuel R. Delany, The Art of Fiction No. 210 [Paris Review Interview by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah]

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