Brief life of novelist Ann Petry, by Farah Jasmine Griffin | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2014

“Continuous public exposure, though it may make you a ‘personality,’ can diminish you as a person. To be a willing accomplice to the invasion of your own privacy puts a low price on its worth. The creative processes are, or should be, essentially secret, and although naked flesh is now an open commodity, the naked spirit should have sanctuary.”

via Brief life of novelist Ann Petry, by Farah Jasmine Griffin | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2014.

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