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Impostor

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Chee, A. (2018). Impostor. In Chee, A. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays. Mariner Books, pp. 190-196

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I think writers are often terrifying to normal people - that is, to nonwriters in a capitalist system - for this reason: there is almost nothing they will not sell in order to have the time to write. Time is our mink, our Lexus, our mansion. In a room full of writers of various kinds, time is probably the only thing that can provoke widespread envy, more than acclaim. Acclaim, which of course means access to money, which then becomes time.

—p.192 by Alexander Chee 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I think writers are often terrifying to normal people - that is, to nonwriters in a capitalist system - for this reason: there is almost nothing they will not sell in order to have the time to write. Time is our mink, our Lexus, our mansion. In a room full of writers of various kinds, time is probably the only thing that can provoke widespread envy, more than acclaim. Acclaim, which of course means access to money, which then becomes time.

—p.192 by Alexander Chee 3 months, 2 weeks ago