Louis Begley - Quotes

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I think that Jews - because they are a distinct, gifted and successful group that differentiates itself from societies in which it lives - are vulnerable wherever the rule of law is not paramount. ---->>>

In legal practice, in the representation of clients, I have always felt deeply engaged, serene, and not all inclined to stand aside. I have always done whatever needed to be done, and have usually gotten my way. ---->>>

As you know, I am a novelist, and I really want to write novels. But I knew enough about the Dreyfus case to understand immediately why what happened to Dreyfus was not merely a cause celebre from the end of the 19th century, but an event that could be shown to teach us lessons of the greatest importance for our own time. ---->>>

I think I am less self-assured when I write English than I would be if I were writing in my first language. I have to test each sentence over and over to be sure that it's right, that I haven't introduced some element that isn't English. ---->>>

My views about the safety of Jews in the world have not been changed by the work on the Dreyfus affair or, for that matter, by the work I did on Franz Kafka for the book on him I published a year before the Dreyfus book appeared. ---->>>

I have no interest in writing confessions, in deliberately baring myself to my readers. I prefer to remain behind a screen. ---->>>

If a comparative-literature major had existed at Harvard College for undergraduates I would have surely gone in that direction. ---->>>

I may well do some more polemical writing, if a subject that fires me up comes along. Apart from that possibility, I would like to continue to tell stories so long as I have stories to tell. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 10-06, 1933
Birthplace: Stryj, Polish Republic
Occupation: Novelist

Louis Begley (born October 6, 1933) is a Jewish American novelist. He is best known for writing the semi-autobiographical Holocaust novel, Wartime Lies (1991), and the Schmidt trilogy: About Schmidt (1996), Schmidt Delivered (2000) and Schmidt Steps Back (2012).(wikipedia)