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“A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way, and it takes every word in the story to say what the meaning is. You tell a story because a statement would be inadequate. When anybody asks what a story is about, the only proper thing is to tell him to read the story.”

Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose (New York: Macmillan, 1969), 96.
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