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J. G. Ballard Quotes: Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.
         

Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.


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