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In this new world of porous identities, in the breakdown of traditional narratives, the greatest transgression lies in telling someone else’s story. Whereas in the previous world of regimes, for writers, telling the story of others was a courageous act of rebellion, in the world of unfettered freedom it transforms into a grave sin, in a sense, undermining the very act of writing. For each person, salvation emerges from the ability to tell their own story, not through the lens or voice of someone else.” (via Love and Disaster in a Post-Everything World: A Review of Alejandro Zambra’s “Ways of Going Home” | Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

In this new world of porous identities, in the breakdown of traditional narratives, the greatest transgression lies in telling someone else’s story. Whereas in the previous world of regimes, for writers, telling the story of others was a courageous act of rebellion, in the world of unfettered freedom it transforms into a grave sin, in a sense, undermining the very act of writing. For each person, salvation emerges from the ability to tell their own story, not through the lens or voice of someone else.” (via Love and Disaster in a Post-Everything World: A Review of Alejandro Zambra’s “Ways of Going Home” | Vol. 1 Brooklyn)

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    Next read: Novel: Ways of Going Home Hardcover: 160 pages Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 8, 2013)...
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