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Ann Beattie's Profile

Brief about Ann Beattie: By info that we know Ann Beattie was born at 1947-09-08. And also Ann Beattie is American Writer.

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When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s, I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes. I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.

Tags: Aim, Days, Took

You have to figure out who the right person is to tell the story. And often, people who are very self-aware will only sound as if they are pontificating if they tell the story.

Tags: Often, Story, Tell

Falling in Place was meant to be very much rooted in a place and time, and music was a part of that.

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I think that I'm serious, but I don't think that I'm inordinately bleak.

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It's often been said that I'm an extremely depressing, cynical writer. I've never known what to make of that.

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While I would agree that I write about serious subjects, and that they're not necessarily the most pleasant subjects or even the most pleasant people, as a writer I just think about the humorous aspects of these things - that's what keeps me going when I'm writing a story.

Tags: Serious, Write, Writing

Also minimalism is a term that all of us who share so little in common and who are lumped together as minimalists are not terribly happy with.

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I don't even correct people when they mispronounce my name now.

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I must say also that it's never worked to my disadvantage that I have long, blond hair.

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I think I write about things that are mysterious to me.

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I've spent my life supporting myself.

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If you could have a book called My Favorite Six Stories, I don't think I'd have trouble doing that.

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It's gratifying that it does; I love to give readings.

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It's interesting, though, that in daily life, I think of myself as being relatively unobservant.

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Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits.

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Women are obviously much more discriminated against than men in many ways.

Tags: Against, Men, Women

I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now.

Tags: Love, Music, Thought

I don't write about things that I have the answers to or things that are very close to home. It just wouldn't be any adventure. It wouldn't have any vitality.

Tags: Adventure, Home, Write

I feel that these stories are being written to articulate certain confusions and disappointments, and I do mean to shake up the reader, and I do hope they're on target.

Tags: Hope, Mean, Written

I like a lot of Margaret Atwood, I like much of Alice Munro. Again, if you were to ask me about male writers, there's often a novel I admire, but not all of their works.

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