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The Querent

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Chee, A. (2018). The Querent. In Chee, A. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays. Mariner Books, pp. 17-40

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And this, of course, is why you should never read for yourself. You can't give yourself the impersonal reading you need. [...] to succeed, it requires an ability to be coldly impersonal about yourself and your state, so as not to cloud what is there with what you want to see. I think few of us know enough about our lives to know our place in them---we can't see ourselves as we might a character in a novel, with the same level of detachment and appraisal. [...]

on Tarot cards but really just relevant to life in general

—p.32 by Alexander Chee 3 months, 2 weeks ago

And this, of course, is why you should never read for yourself. You can't give yourself the impersonal reading you need. [...] to succeed, it requires an ability to be coldly impersonal about yourself and your state, so as not to cloud what is there with what you want to see. I think few of us know enough about our lives to know our place in them---we can't see ourselves as we might a character in a novel, with the same level of detachment and appraisal. [...]

on Tarot cards but really just relevant to life in general

—p.32 by Alexander Chee 3 months, 2 weeks ago