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What Inspired Donna Tartt to Write “The Goldfinch?”

Author: hemmi1
What inspired Donna Tartt to write “The Goldfinch.

The Inspiration for The Goldfinch   Tartt’s initial idea to begin her novel with an explosion in an art gallery was inspired by a terrorist attack in 2000. The destruction of sixth century Buddhist carvings at Bamiyan in Afghanistan by Islamic fundamentalists prompted the idea of writing about terrorism and the destruction of art.

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