“I don’t believe the reader needs to know anything about me.”

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Ben Lerner has a story [subscription required] in this week’s New Yorker that, like his debut novel Leaving the Atocha Station, features a protagonist named The Author.  The magazine interviewed Lerner about the invitation to blur his fiction with his autobiography. He says that his work in an exercise in “activating those questions in peculiar ways—but the questions, not the answers, are what strike me as interesting.”

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One Response to ““I don’t believe the reader needs to know anything about me.””

  1. The Author
    at 11:47 am on June 15, 2012

    Note: protagonist of Ben Lerner’s novel is “Adam Gordon,” not “The Author.”

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