Patricia Engel Recommends...

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"I've been reading the journals of Albert Camus since I was thirteen years old and his words have become my most faithful and intimate companions. I return to them during and between projects, whenever I feel I'm losing my way in my work, in my life, or when I'm simply struggling with the solitude of writing. I particularly love his early journals from 1935–1942 and his collected Youthful Writings from which I learned one of my first and favorite literary lessons: 'Art does not tolerate Reason.'"
Patricia Engel, author of Vida (Black Cat, 2010)