Aciman on a writer’s signature

by on 29/04/04 at 1:00 am

“Don’t all writers have a hidden nerve, call it a secret chamber, something irreducibly theirs, which stirs their prose and makes it tick and turn this way or that, and identifies them, like a signature, though it lurks far deeper than their style, or their voice or other telltale antics?” –Andre Aciman, A Literary Pilgrim Progresses to the Past

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