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Leon Edel
September 9, 1907 - September 5, 1997
Nationality: American
Category: Critic
Subcategory: American Critic

The biographer who writes the life of his subject's self-concept passes through a fade into the inner house of life.


Any biographer must of necessity become a pilgrim a peripatetic, obsessed literary pilgrim, a traveler with four eyes.


The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.


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