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David Leavitt

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When one writer tries to silence another, he silences every writer-and in the end he also silences himself.

— David Leavitt

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Childhood smells of perfume and brownies.

— David Leavitt

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Having reached a point in which I was so bitter and exhausted from being a quote unquote public figure, I wanted to return to a more childlike relationship to writing.

— David Leavitt

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In a memoir, I think, the contract implies a certain degree of truth. I think you have to be as true to your memory and your experience as you possibly can.

— David Leavitt

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It is so common to write autobiographical fiction in which your own experience is thinly disguised.

— David Leavitt

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About David Leavitt

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Some critics have since noted Leavitt's career has never recovered from the plagiarism charge and that a once-promising author is now considered a marginalized gay writer with limited scope. The publiDavid Leavittrs also agreed never to publish the manuscript that had become the subject of the charge of plagiarism. In addition Spender claimed that Leavitt had fictionalized his life especially by adding graphic fantasies attributed to the character modeled after Spender (in particular "allegedly using his relationship with 'Jimmy Younger'").

David Leavitt (born June 23 1961) is an American novelist.

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