Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel Topics for Discussion

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Do you think there's a line between what an artist can or should use as source material and what s/he should leave alone? What is the balance between discretion and artistry? How far can/should an artist go in his or her search for new truths to incorporate into, and explore in his or her work?

Do you think Truman Capote's use of the lives and experiences of his friends as source material for his writing was reasonable and appropriate, or unreasonable and inappropriate? Why or why not? What do you think your reaction would be if you found that a friend had used experiences from your life, particularly ones revealed in confidence, as material for his or her creative efforts?

What do you think is the meaning of the phrase "unspoiled monster?" What makes a monster unspoiled as opposed to spoiled? Why do you think...

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