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When I went from being an academic to being a member of the community of writers some of my former colleagues did look on me…
My grandfather had a particularly important influence on my life, even though I didn’t visit him often, since he lived about three miles out of…
Every time that I write a novel I am convinced for at least two years that it is the last one, because a novel is…
Certainly, light fiction exists and encompasses mysteries or second-class romance novels, books that are read on the beach, whose only aim is to entertain. These…
There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than…
To play the trumpet, you must train your lips for a long time. When I was twelve or thirteen I was a good player, but…
It is clear that when you write a story that takes place in the past, you try to show what really happened in those times.…
I started to work in television for three or four years, in 1954. There was one channel of television, black and white. But it could…
Conspiracies do exist. Probably in this moment in New York there is an economic group making a conspiracy in order to buy three banks. But…
A transposable aphorism is a malaise of the urge to be witty, or in other words, a maxim that is untroubled by the fact that…
We are a pluralist civilisation because we allow mosques to be built in our countries, and we are not going to stop simply because Christian…
I love the secrecy of writing fiction. When I write a novel, I don’t tell anybody what I’m doing. I’m living in my private world.…
I don’t want to write a novel per year. I know that I need a break of one or two years. So maybe I invent…
How does a person feel when looking at the sky? He thinks that he doesn’t have enough tongues to describe what he sees. Nevertheless, people…
There are more books in the world than hours in which to read them. We are thus deeply influenced by books we haven’t read, that…
I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.
Young people do not watch television; they are on the Internet.
When someone has to intervene to defend the liberty of the press, that society is sick.
The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity.
The question of manuscript changes is very important for literary criticism, the psychology of creation and other aspects of the study of literature.
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