Quotation by Alfred Döblin

Writing is not chewing your nails and picking your teeth, but a matter of public interest.
Alfred Döblin (1878–1957), German-Jewish novelist, physician. Trans. by David Dollenmayer. "To Novelists and Their Critics: Berlin Program," May 1913, Works on Aesthetics, Poetics and Literature, ed. Erich Kleinschmidt (1989).
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