The suppression of literature is an ancient tradition that probably started with the invention of writing and which thrives today all over the world. In the west we generally venerate those authors who stand up against acts of silencing by the authorities. But what are we to think when an author suppresses himself?
Goodness, I suppressed a good bit of my novel—threw out forty pages of my little darlings early in the process—then all the rewrites and editing. I’ve not gone as far as the writers mentioned in the article, however, but then I’m not yet a sensitive and famous author.