Fiction that adds up, that suggests a "logical consistency, " or an explanation of some kind, is surely second-rate fiction; for the truth of life is its mystery.

Joyce Carol Oates
Fiction that adds up, that suggests a
Fiction that adds up, that suggests a
Fiction that adds up, that suggests a
Fiction that adds up, that suggests a
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The truth is not always logical. It may be strange or unexpected or even unbelievable. The truth is almost always unexpected. If it is not, it is not the truth.

Source: The Journal Of Joyce Carol Oates: 19731982

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