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My life in Japan has coincided with the start of my education as a writer. Although my ideal future as a novelist is one of reinvention, and although I won't be in this place for good, I think this place will be in me for good.

I know what reinvent means but in this particular case I have some troubles with understanding. Can it be replaced with something like "... my ideal future as a novelist is about starting something new"?

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  • "Reinvention" is a buzzword that has become popular in the past 20 years or so, meaning to change the course of ones life (or change, say, the orientation of a corporation) such that you're a "new" person (or corporation), with goals, interests, and behaviors different from before. – Hot Licks Jan 17 '15 at 22:34
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my ideal future as a novelist is about starting something new"?

Exactly. A "future of reinvention" in this context means "a future of originality" which, for a writer, is a marker of greatness.

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