As a writer, I subscribe to Chekhov’s world view: ‘It’s not my job to tell you that horse thieves are bad people. It’s my job to tell you what this horse thief is like.’ The more accurately one can illuminate a particular human experience, the better the work of art.Goodreads.com. (2019). Claire Messud Quotes (Author of The Woman Upstairs). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2508.Claire_Messud [Accessed 8 Oct. 2019].