Wonderful Writing

"Anyone who is an inspired storyteller, as (Romain) Gary was, knows that the essence of good story-telling is not assembling a heap of facts but having the imagination to leap through an arc of bright truths to create a great curve of invention. A story is a constellation of stars, with a recognizable shape made from shining bits of fact that may exist, empirically, at different levels and different spatial depths". —Adam Gopnik in the January 1, 2018 edition of The New Yorker. The article is "Romain Gary's instructive fabulations", a most interesting article about truth and fiction in the life and art of a most interesting writer.