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Lloyd Alexander
January 30, 1924 - May 17, 2007
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

All that writers can do is keep trying to say what is deepest in their hearts.


Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain, and so many others were my dearest friends and greatest teachers.


My concern is how we learn to be genuine human beings.


My parents were horrified when I told them I wanted to be an author.


We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.


After I saved some money, I quit work and went to a local college.


If writers learn more from their books than do readers, perhaps I may have begun to learn.


Using the device of an imaginary world allows me in some strange way to go to the central issues - it's one of many ways to express feelings about real people, about real human relationships.


Eventually, I was sent to Wales and Germany, and after the war, to Paris.


King Arthur was one of my heroes - I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's cane for the sword Excalibur.


After seven years of writing - and working many jobs to support my family - I finally got published.


I loved all the world's mythologies.


When I was discharged, I attended the University of Paris and met a beautiful Parisian girl, Janine. We soon married and eventually returned to the States.


My family pleaded with me to forget literature and do something sensible, such as find some sort of useful work.


There's this huge number of desperate people.


It was 1943. The U.S. had already entered World War II, so I decided to join the army.


Most of my books have been written in the form of fantasy.


I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing.


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