Because is there anything better, more truthful and sublime than what cannot be communicated?
– Durga Chew-Bose, Too Much and Not the Mood
Oates, who has written sixty-three novels, forty-seven collections of short stories, and numerous plays, librettos, children’s novels, and books of poetry, told me that she remembered little about the journal, which is stored in nine boxes in the archives of Syracuse University. “It’s sort of like words written on water,” she said.
“…the city must never be confused with the words that describe it. And yet between the one and the other there is a connection.”
"From thousands of images I shall pass to one; from a highly complex dream to a dream of utter simplicity."