Under Conditions Not of Our Choosing

Thoughts One Can’t Do Without Introduction Over the years, in the process of writing a book, I have remembered an experience from an earlier part of my life that is directly relevant to its topic. The memory often comes quite late in the writing process. Its suppression until that point suggests that the experience shaped the choice of the topic, and also that the delay ensured any such revelation would not jeopardize the narrative. The moment of recall typically comes as an epiphany, so it always invites some self-analysis. But I never found it useful to write about such...

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