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“It’s better, I think, for readers not to communicate too directly with an author because the author is, strangely enough, beside the point.”

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source: “A Note from Jeffrey Eugenides to Readers,” author’s Facebook page, November 3, 2011.

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“Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”

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source: Other People’s Money: and How the Bankers Use It (New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1914), 92.

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