” I think about and study people. I think I make people uneasy sometimes by being so curious as to why they do what they do. I find myself thinking about this fairly obsessively, and I can’t stop until I’ve found an answer. “


” I definitely don’t think of myself as someone identified by region. It’s too far-flung a region, for starters, and southern New Mexico is very isolated. I wouldn’t think of my identity as generational, either, but maybe as more stylistic, in the school of realism and domestic issues. “


” I think maybe short stories operate in some of the same ways that poems do. They frame single or small moments and elevate those. They give you insight into more minor dramas maybe, dramas between smaller groups of people. “


” I often think of the novel as a form that celebrates social groups, and the short story being a form that is capable of celebrating an individual or a sort of insular little pair of people. “


” I’m a little hesitant to make my characters sentimental or to risk having the work labeled sentimental. It’s something that I resist as a reader, and I don’t resist it in life. I’m not an unmoved person by any stretch, but I think I don’t want, I guess, to indulge those kinds of things sometimes in fiction. I can’t tell you why exactly. “



All 5 Antonya Nelson Quotes about Think in picture


I think about and study people. I think I make people uneasy sometimes by being so curious as to why they do what they do. I find myself thinking about this fairly obsessively, and I can
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I think maybe short stories operate in some of the same ways that poems do. They frame single or small moments and elevate those. They give you insight into more minor dramas maybe, dramas between smaller groups of people.
I often think of the novel as a form that celebrates social groups, and the short story being a form that is capable of celebrating an individual or a sort of insular little pair of people.
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