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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Thornton P. Knowles On Posthumous Literary Glory

There is no worse fate for a writer than being rejected in life and loved after death. Posthumous literary glory is not for me. I have no interest in the literary judgments of future generations. I'd rather be recognized now and forgotten later. Any author who says otherwise is either a liar or a fool. You can't cash a royalty check or take a bow when you're dead. If you really want to be remembered for something after death, don't write a book, do something really bad.

Thornton P. Knowles 

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