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It’s no accident that my first novel was called Americana. This was a private declaration of independence, a statement of my intention to use the…
I saw a photograph of a wedding conducted by Reverend Moon of the Unification Church. I wanted to understand this event, and the only way…
A Catholic is raised with the idea that he will die any minute now and if he doesn’t live his life in a certain way,…
I think a playwright realizes after he finishes working on the script that this is only the beginning. What will happen when it moves into…
Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous. That’s why so many of them are in jail.
There’s never a dearth of reasons to shoot at the President.
When you try to unravel something you’ve written, you belittle it in a way. It was created as a mystery.
There’s a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it.
The language of my books has shaped me as a man.
The future belongs to crowds.
Rushdie is a hostage.
People will always make comparisons.
In the face of technology, everything becomes a little atavistic.
I’ve always liked being relatively obscure. I feel that’s where I belong, that’s where my work belongs.
I watch movies occasionally, and I watch documentaries. Virtually nothing else.
I think there is a sense of last things in my work that probably comes from a Catholic childhood.
I think more than writers, the major influences on me have been European movies, jazz, and Abstract Expressionism.
I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the…
For me, writing is a concentrated form of thinking.
American writers ought to stand and live in the margins, and be more dangerous.
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