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Tobias Wolff

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We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.

— Tobias Wolff

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Fearlessness in those without power is maddening to those who have it.

— Tobias Wolff


a true piece of writing is a dangerous thing. It can change your life.

— Tobias Wolff

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I'm a survivor, " I said. But I didn't think that claim would carry much weight in an obituary.

— Tobias Wolff

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Everything has to be pulling weight in a short story for it to be really of the first order.

— Tobias Wolff

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I believe that the short story is as different a form from the novel as poetry is, and the best stories seem to me to be perhaps closer in spirit to poetry than to novels.

— Tobias Wolff

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Because I don't have to be careful of people's feelings when I teach literature, and I do when I'm teaching writing.

— Tobias Wolff

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Like so many writers I started writing stories because I didn't have much time for anything else.

— Tobias Wolff

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But a lot of writers - and I'm one of them - do tend to feel dissatisfied. It makes you a little hard to live with, but it's a goad and does keep you alert and restless.

— Tobias Wolff

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It's probably why I'm a short story writer. I tend to remember things in the past in narrative form, in story form, and I grew up around people who told stories all the time.

— Tobias Wolff

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About Tobias Wolff

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This Boy's Life (1989) concerns itself with the author's adolescence in Seattle and then Newhalem a remote company town in the North Cascade mountains of Washington State. In the Garden of the North American Martyrs (1981) a collection of short stories. Wolff however repudiates such claims.

He is known for his memoirs particularly This Boy's Life (1989) and his short stories. He has also written two novels.

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