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In no way am I demeaning writing or any other form of art because it’s popular. What I’m saying is that anything fed into the…
It used to be that readers were relegated because they considered themselves far above society, and so the metaphor of the ivory tower developed. Now…
I had a library of maybe 1,000 books in my room in Buenos Aires. I did have the sense that everything there was organised in…
I can understand that there are those who can think and imagine the world without words, but I think that once you find the words…
The telling of stories creates the real world.
I always knew that I wanted to live with books, even as a child, because we traveled a lot. Home was the book to which…
We seem to live a culture that doesn’t want blemishes. The vision of most beautiful models… airbrushed in order to be seen as perfect, infects…
I remember, as a child, the confusion of not knowing what this place was where I was supposed to spend the night: it’s a disquieting…
I’ve never really understood attachment to a place for reasons of birth. That my mother happened to give birth to me in a certain place…
A writer stops writing the moment he or she puts the last full stop to their text, and at that point the book is in…
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