So why do writers pretend that they do not exist in their writings? As if it just all came to be out of the blue. Restricting our entry to the knowledge of their relation to what they write, how they came to know of it or constructed it. Oh wait, methodology? That doesn't seem to speak much but to make it sound all the more like it was all there. Hanging somewhere while they just happened to discover it and present it to us so we could pass it on and be enlightened.