Claire Messud - Quotes

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The more accurately one can illuminate a particular human experience, the better the work of art. ---->>>

An abiding preoccupation for me is how much of our lives are invisible and unknown by other people, like the Chekhov story 'The Lady With the Little Dog.' ---->>>

I believe that, in an ideal world, writers would feel free to write what matters to them without having to consider success, failure, the market, etc. ---->>>

As any of us approaches middle age, we inevitably come up against our limitations: the realization that certain dearly-held fantasies may not be realized; that circumstances have thwarted us; that even with intention and will we may not be able to set our ship back on the course we'd planned. ---->>>

The effort to create a work of art that is true and potentially lasting, that is the very best work of art you can create at that point in your life - a book that may only reach or move a few people but will seem to those people somehow transformative. That's the ideal; that's always the motivation. ---->>>

If I had to summarize, most broadly, my concerns as a writer, I'd say the question 'How then must we live?' is at the heart of it, for me. ---->>>

I wanted to write a voice that for me, as a reader, had been missing from the chorus: the voice of an angry woman. ---->>>

I'm not a writing group member, not a joiner in that way. I don't seek a wide swath of feedback. ---->>>

Yes, writing is essential to me. It's my way of living in the world. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-21, 1966
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Occupation: Novelist
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Claire Messud (born 1966) is an American novelist and literature and creative writing professor. She is best known as the author of the novel The Emperor's Children (2006).(wikipedia)