Quotation by Dorothy Allison

...I have come to make distinctions between what I call the academy and literature, the moral equivalents of church and God. The academy may lie, but literature tries to tell the truth.
Dorothy Allison (b. 1949), U.S. author and lesbian feminist. Skin, ch. 18 (1994).

Allison had grown up in a very poor, dysfunctional South Carolina family and lacked the education and socialization typical of many writers who worked as college or university faculty members.
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