Another Reason to Avoid Knowing about Authors

The blogger at Bookphilia recounts difficulty in approaching Mishima's work after reading a biography--I sometimes find the same.  I may enjoy Joyce's work, but I don't really know what I think of him as a person because I don't really want my enjoyment spoiled by extraneous information.


  1. I must confess that I am very ignorant about the lives of my favorite authors. Somehow, that information has never really interested me. I'm interested in what they have written, in what they have to say on paper. Perhaps I'm missing something because of this attitude, but so be it.


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