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AgitationsEssays on Life and Literature$
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Arthur Krystal

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092165

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092165.001.0001

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The Writing Life

The Writing Life

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(p.181) 16 The Writing Life
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Agitations
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Arthur Krystal

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092165.003.0016

This chapter considers writing about one's life or biography. It analyzes why one's thoughts and feelings must be shared with others and explains that the writing life is not life as they know it and no explanation can justify the writer's behavior. It also suggests that the writing life is a life intent on acquiring an identity as both artist and individual.

Keywords:   writing, biography, writing life, writer's behavior, identity, artist

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