September 08, 2006

A Bunch Of Old Rags

"How then can you create a narrative of your own life? Janet Frame compares the process to finding a bunch of old rags, and trying to make a dress. A party dress, I’d say: something fit to be seen in. Something to go out in and face the world." -- Hilary Mantel, "Memories of Catriona", the LRB 6/2/03. Or bits of iron and a suit of armour...

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