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David Leavitt
June 23, 1961 -
Nationality: American
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: American Novelist

It was an instinct to put the world in order that powered her mending split infinitives and snipping off dangling participles, smoothing away the knots and bumps until the prose before her took on a sheen, like perfect caramel.


Childhood smells of perfume and brownies.


In a memoir, I think, the contract implies a certain degree of truth. I think you have to be as true to your memory and your experience as you possibly can.


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