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Life During Wartime – Great Escape – Medium
“The moment of writing is a moment of isolation,” he explains. “You’re encaging yourself, you’re putting up your own borders, and believe me, you cannot write about things if you don’t escape from them, especially when you write about conflict. You have to detach yourself from the reality… Distancing yourself was a process of making sure that you were there. I was there, so this means I survived.”
writing  creativity  Gaza  palestine  novels  attention 
20 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Harry Potter 20th anniversary: Why Hufflepuff is the best house — Quartz
When a battle comes to Hogwarts in the final book of the series, she explains, Hufflepuffs stay and fight not because they want glory or attention, but because they want to do what’s right. “They didn’t want to show off, they weren’t being reckless,” she says. “That’s the essence of the Hufflepuff house.”
books  novels  reading  ethics  behavior  identity 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Pynchon Takes On Silicon Alley - NYTimes.com
Mr. Pynchon, the secretive and widely followed author, is set to publish a new book titled “Bleeding Edge” that has Manhattan’s Silicon Alley as its setting, the publisher, Penguin Press, announced on Monday. The release date is Sept. 17.

The novel, set in 2001, takes place in “the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11,” Penguin said in a release announcing its 2012 results.
nyc  technology  novels  writing  books  fiction  publishing  september11 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
The Art of Fielding : NPR
Huh: "Now that he'd seen that kind of talent up close, he couldn't let it walk away."
novels  baseball  books  from twitter
december 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Maximus Clarke talks with William Gibson about his “speculative novels of last Wednesday” : Maud Newton
The surprising thing about it — I almost said the insidious thing, but I’m trying to be anthropological — the surprising thing, to me, is that once we have our gramophone, or iPad, or locomotive, we become that which has the gramophone, the iPad, or the locomotive, and thereby, are instantly incapable of recognizing what just happened to us, as I believe we’re incapable of understanding what broadcast television, or the radio, or telephony did to us.
I strongly suspect that prior to those things we were something else. In that regard, our predecessors are in a sense unknowable. Imagine a world without recorded music: I always come to the conclusion that it’s impossible for me to imagine that, because I have become that which lives with recorded music.
music  writing  technology  futurism  aesthetics  attention  identity  television  ipad  transportation  sciencefiction  novels  fiction 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Why is sex so hard to put into words? - Telegraph
By now, though, I was beginning to learn a few lessons, the first of which is that being convincingly erotic is hideously difficult. It seems the writer can be erotic or convincing, but rarely both at the same time. For this, blame sex itself. The awkward truth is that real sex is often anything but erotic. It is awkward, kinky, funny, tender and messy.
writing  books  fiction  sex  creativity  story  novels  art 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
To Be Young And 'Fortunate' In 1990s Boomtime : NPR
A Fortunate Age, Joanna Smith Rakoff's sweeping debut novel about 20-something Oberlin grads living in New York City, may turn out to be the long-awaited book that perfectly captures the '90s, that time of social and financial excess that set the stage for the current economic collapse.
books  toread  novels  fiction 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
After newsroom layoff: It’s a mystery » Nieman Journalism Lab
"Google is the enemy of newspapers. Agree or disagree?" "Google doesn’t kill newspapers. People kill newspapers."
google  newspapers  media  novels  books  journalism  online  blogging  twitter  social  public  losangeles  writing  fiction 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com INK Q&A - Wally Lamb
Once, in a hotel room in Dayton, Ohio, I had a strange experience: while channel-surfing, I came upon the quiz show Jeopardy at the exact moment my name surfaced. "He wrote the novel, She's Come Undone," Alex Trebek declared, anticipatorily. The three contestants stood there, lockjawed and dumbstruck, itching but unable to press their thumbs to their buzzers. And sitting on the edge of the bed in Room 714 of whatever hotel chain my publisher had put me in, I mumbled, nearly inaudibly, "Who is Wally Lamb?"
authors  books  portland  writing  television  novels  identity 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com Interviews - David Benioff
"To me, the best storytellers these days tend to be genre writers, because so much literary fiction has drifted away from the idea of telling a story. Narrative fiction is often looked down upon."
story  fiction  russia  war  creativity  writing  authors  novels  books  shortstory 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Richtel gives reading outside shuttered Cody's
"We writers and readers still have our books and shared passions, the idea that we have a common bond that extends beyond our personal interpretations of what we write and read, but in the future we may have to work harder to find each other."
books  reading  authors  writing  novels  berkeley  bayarea  business 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
From 'Slumberland,' a novel by Paul Beatty - Los Angeles Times
"I remember every sound I've ever heard. It's like my entire life is a song I can't get out of my head."
songwriting  music  books  novels  identity  aesthetics 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
007 reborn: Exclusive extract from Sebastian Faulks' "Devil May Care"
"This Bond, this solitary hero with his soft shoes and single under-powered weapon, was a man in dreadful danger. You feared for him. And the style was clean, journalistic, devoid of cliché; it was occasionally playful, but it was never arch. It was fun.
writing  creativity  aesthetics  1950s  uk  novels  fiction 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Money | n+1
"There are four ways to survive as a writer in the US in 2006: the university; journalism; odd jobs; and independent wealth. I have tried the first three. Each has its costs."
academia  jobs  magazines  money  publishing  reading  writers  writing  novels  journalism  editing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com Ink Q&A - Andre Dubus III
"Do you read blogs?" "No. Honestly, I still barely know what a blog is. It sounds like something heavy and wet, creeping into your bedroom to do you harm."
blogging  writing  novels  online  internet 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
William Gibson Interview: William Gibson Talks to io9 About Canada, Draft Dodging, and Godzilla
"I believe people in the future will (sic) weild unimaginable tools of forensic transparency — and they'll aim them back at history. They'll find out about what every major player did all the way back with tools we can't imagine today. There will be no
scifi  sciencefiction  writing  history  blogging  privacy  security  canada  novels  books 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A raunchy best seller gets Germans talking - International Herald Tribune
"It's not feminist in a political sense, but instead feminism of the body, that has to do with anxiety and repression and the fear that you stink, and this for me is clearly feminist, that one builds confidence with your own body."
books  criticism  germany  sex  women  aesthetics  feminism  writing  novels  hiphop  marketing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Film - Looking Back at James Bond’s Origins as the Franchise Continues With a New Novel - NYTimes.com
"The only difficulty I had was when I wanted to slow the story down, to allow a page or two for something significant to sink in. I thought that I could draw a little on Bond’s inner life, but I found that Bond doesn’t really have an inner life.”
writing  fiction  novels  books  creativity  uk 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Atlantic Online | May 2008 Unbound | The Great Irish-Dutch-American Novel | Katie Bacon
"When I read James Joyce, I’m not really interested in the Dublin of 1904. I’m interested in being in the presence of a voice and a sensibility underpinned by an authenticity which, I think, if you’re a good writer, you can extract from the specifi
authors  writing  novels  books  creativity  aesthetics  language 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Interviews: Scott Esposito Interviews Matthew Sharpe, author of Jamestown
"I’ve tried to communicate with non-human animals, with trees, with rocks and machines, and sometimes I think they’ve tried to communicate with me. The results have been even more uncertain than communications with humans."
writing  fiction  creativity  history  novels  e-mail  internet  blogging  social  yasns  genocide 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Baby Got Book...Little in the middle but she got much book
"A word to the bookmarked sisters, I wanna get with ya. Good grammar's my bit, yeah."
books  novels  writing  songwriting  hiphop 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com Interviews - Jhumpa Lahiri
"I love reading poetry, and yet, at this point, the thought of writing a poem to me is tantamount to figuring out a trigonometry question. ... I feel like I could write a play more easily, because plays are dialogue, and dialogue is an aspect of fiction."
poetry  writing  fiction  novels  books 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com From the Author - Howard Jacobson
"When the logic of your thinking leads you to take your life, you may win the admiration of other men, but you do not help them existentially."
thinking  writing  judaism  religion  israel  uk  novels  fiction  psychology  death 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com Interviews - Willy Vlautin
"Writing at the track is the best. You're surrounded by horses and weirdoes and gamblers and drinkers. All of those things relax me to no end. Plus, whenever you get tired or burned out, you can always bet a race."
books  interview  interviews  portland  creativity  fiction  writing  novels  nevada  drinking 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What Is Jhumpa Lahiri's Hook? -- New York Magazine
"Does John Updike get asked this question? Does Alice Munro? It’s the ethnic thing, that’s what it is. And my answer is always, yes, I will continue to write about this world, because it inspires me to write, and there’s nothing more important than
identity  creativity  writing  fiction  literature  novels  shortstory  story 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com From the Author - Kevin Smokler
"The essence of an anthology is that the issue at hand deserves more than one voice to answer it. Otherwise, it's a monologue and those other names on the book cover are window dressing."
writing  novels  authors  books  nonfiction  fiction  creativity 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Affairs of the heart | Features | Guardian Unlimited Film
"This thing called reality is unsystematic, like seven or eight phonographs playing at the same time, each with its own tune, forming a chaotic whole . . . Neatly formulated visions of creation, whether political or philosophical, are bound to irritate."
creativity  art  china  writing  fiction  cinema  books  novels  movies  relationships  love  aesthetics 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com From the Author - Elena Forbes
"Where some girls might dream of princes and princesses, in my imagination there was always a body, or at the very least some sort of mystery that required solving."
writing  women  fiction  gender  feminism  novels  identity  creativity  books  death 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Literary Review - Bad Sex in Fiction
"The purpose, as originally set out, was to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it."
novels  sex  writing  creativity  aesthetics  books 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Call Me by Your Name - By André Aciman - Books - Review - New York Times
"'Ultimately, the real site of nostalgia is not the place that was lost or the place that was never quite had in the first place; it is the text that must record that loss.'"
memory  history  relationships  love  novels  literature  writing  biography 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
India's Cheeky 'Chick Lit' Finds an Audience - washingtonpost.com
"They inhabit a world where women enjoying a drink in the bar are not social outcasts. They are not tragic figures because they are single."
women  india  feminism  writing  novels  identity  work  jobs  literature  english 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
'The Long Embrace' by Judith Freeman - Los Angeles Times
"I kept the long list of Chandler addresses taped to the wall next to my desk where I could see it every day ... The list read like a plainsong of wandering, the liturgy of a long search for a home."
writing  fiction  biography  losangeles  novels  reviews  books 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
criminal odes - bookforum.com / in print
" 'She put her mouth close to my ear so that her breath was warm again on my cheek, as it had been in the car, and whispered the vilest epithet of which the English language is capable. Then she walked out to her cell.' "
fiction  crime  criticism  reviews  aesthetics  creativity  novels  shortstory  story  writing 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
eMusic Spotlight - Lolita: The Demons of Desire
"The discrepancy between the real and the imagined ideal appears constantly in human life, but it is never more poignant or more universal as when it appears in love or sexual desire."
books  toread  novels  criticism  sex  literature 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com Ink Q&A - Greil Marcus
"[A]uthors are not wild on tour. They are tired. Rock bands are not wild on tour either. They've just read Bataille's 'The Notion of Expenditure' and want to try it out."
music  travel  rock  books  novels  writing  marketing 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
City Pages - The Dirty Parts
"I think it's interesting that in romance, the relationships are always totally monogamous. Once the hero and the heroine get together--if we're talking romance, not erotica--that's it. There's no one else in the world."
writing  fiction  novels  love  relationships  sex  men  women 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
TheStar.com - columnists - The original cyberpunk still adores his gadgets
"[C]ivilized man is so enveloped by his own artifacts and technological whims that he has forgotten himself, has lost the ability to perceive them as 'signatures' or signs, has become subject to them and spends his days ignorant [...]"
novels  literature  society  futurism  technology 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com Interviews - William Gibson
"If I knew what I was doing, I literally wouldn't be doing my job. That's what E. M. Forster said. He said if a novelist is in control of his or her characters, they're not even close to doing their job."
books  fiction  interview  interviews  sciencefiction  novels  writing  story 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Space to think | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books
"I had no way of knowing then that no book gets written by the guy who walks around thinking about writing books. [...] The book is what happens when your fingers are hitting the keyboard."
interview  books  sciencefiction  uk  writing  fiction  creativity  novels 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com Books | Now romancer
"Somewhere now there's a team of people working on something that's going to profoundly impact your life in the next 10 years [... T]hey don't know how it's going to change your life because usually these things don't go as predicted."
books  interviews  scifi  writing  fiction  aesthetics  creativity  futurism  novels 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
American Gods: A repository of folklore, mythology, and tales.
"[Myths] are tales for the communication of mores and ethics of a society, cautionary stories, a means of transmitting one's understanding of the world and a person's place in it."
story  usa  books  novels  fiction  history  immigration 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Your Cheatin’ Listenin’ Ways - New York Times
“The basic architecture of how we understand language is much more similar between reading and listening than it is different.”
reading  books  novels  memory  aesthetics  language 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
When Great Art Meets Great Evil - New York Times
"Usually nowadays when there’s a reference to classical music, I find it very stereotyped. It’s meant to almost caricature the way classical musicians might seem. And I don’t know if that has anything to do with what happened in the Second World War
classical  music  aesthetics  identity  writing  fiction  books  novels 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Writers Like Me - Books - Review - New York Times
“People who came half a generation before us [...] were beholden to a lot of their parents’ expectations, namely, that if you go to a prestigious school, you’re going to become a doctor or a lawyer, you’re not going to 'waste your time' writing."
writing  fiction  nonfiction  black  books  novels  art  identity  marketing  creativity  ethnicity 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
FIRST THINGS: Stephen King's American Apocalypse
"There is nothing aesthetically glorious about King’s prose—he is no student of Nabokov, to put it mildly—but there is something defiantly plausible and distinctively American about how his characters tend to regard the world."
literature  usa  novels  aesthetics  identity  writing  fiction  religion 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com Interviews - Sherman Alexie
"When you know music well enough — and I know it just well enough to hear the stuff inside the music — it's almost always the mistakes that are more interesting, the deviations, the errors, the recovery, the experiment inside the song."
writing  music  aesthetics  identity  race  humor  comedy  creativity  sex  books  novels  fiction  story  creativecommons 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Seeking Signs of Literary Life in Iran - New York Times
"Like booksellers everywhere, the proprietors are brimming with recommendations. When I bought a Virginia Woolf novel not long ago, one confided, 'If you give me a week, I can get you Joyce Carol Oates.' "
books  novels  iran  women  reading  identity  middleeast  literature  history  politics  community  culture 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
TNR Online | Getting to the End
"The question of endings in an apocalypse must be philosophical as well as merely emotional, even in a novel. Will it be heaven or hell? Will it last forever, or be over in a flash?"
novels  books  fiction  religion  philosophy  usa 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Safety first on the shelves | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books
"Zoe Margolis wrote on these pages last week in favour of the Blooker, a prize for books that began as blogs. But even she had to admit that the award attracted fewer than 100 entries. The musical equivalent would dwarf that number."
books  literature  fiction  writing  uk  novels  marketing  music  pop 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: How an Invisible Man Was Seduced By His Visibility
"As a novelist, he had lost his way. And he had done so in proportion to his distancing of himself from his fellow blacks."
writing  fiction  black  race  social  books  novels  identity  aesthetics  reviews 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Author Paulo Coelho thrives on extremes - Yahoo! News
"One day the shelves in my apartment collapsed, and I saw all my books on the floor, and I thought to myself, why do I have these books, to impress my friends? I feel a book must travel."
books  fiction  novels  brazil  france  writing  creativity 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A Prince of Pulp, Legit at Last
"If the Holy Bible was printed as an Ace Double. it would be cut down to two 20,000-word halves with the Old Testament retitled as ‘Master of Chaos’ and the New Testament as ‘The Thing With Three Souls.' "
christianity  religion  books  novels  fiction  editing  marketing 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com Books | Jews on ice | Michael Chabon on Barack Obama
"[I]t's not just that he can write, it's that his writing, especially when he writes about America and American history, displays this sense of complete ambivalence. Of being fully conscious of both what's great and what's terrible about America [...]"
usa  history  2008  elections  obama  writing  judaism  fiction  novels  berkeley 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Love in a Time of Dystopia
"You can’t help wanting something new [...] It’s disorienting and a little dispiriting — like some sort of odd déjà vu — to read about the hell of the future and feel that we’ve been there before."
fiction  reviews  uk  novels  love  relationships  teotwawki 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Amis Inheritance
“You have to distinguish between what is universal for your age group [...] and what is reality [...] I believe that a writer has a solemn duty to be cheerful and to guard against the failures of tolerance which characterize age."
aging  creativity  writing  fiction  novels  uk  family  memory 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Questions for Nathan Englander - The Fabulist - Deborah Solomon - New York Times
"A novel is not a long short story, and I had to learn how to write one. It was so important to me that my novel not feel like, 'Oh, look at these linked stories that don’t crumble when you lay them side by side.' "
novels  writing  fiction  shortstory  judaism  usa  argentina  creativity  story  aesthetics  identity 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: How to Speak a Book
"Everything we write — through any medium — is lost in translation. But something new is always found again, in their eager years. In Derrida’s fears. Make that: in the reader’s ears."
writing  fiction  nonfiction  novels  shortstory  aesthetics  creativity  identity  technology 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
January Magazine: Profile | Kim Stanley Robinson
"Everybody is addicted to stories and all of religion is just a version of stories, and so stories become more important than just entertainment, because we model so much behavior. Life imitating art is as common as can be."
fiction  ethics  shortstory  novels  writing  creativity  art  religion 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
AScribe: Low Self-Esteem? Avoid Crime Novels with Surprise Endings
"People with low self-esteem rated the surprising ending as much less enjoyable than the confirmation ending. People with high-self-esteem reacted in the opposite way, disliking being confirmed and enjoying being surprised."
fiction  writing  novels  shortstory  research  crime 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Black Men And Women Of Their Words
"There is a multiplicity of message. We are black writers, but we express our individual stories. It's messier now. You never know what black writing looks like now. When you open a black book, you never know what you might get."
writers  fiction  nonfiction  novels  washington  writing  literature  black  race  art  story  identity 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
PF: Peter Bjorn and John: Writer's Block
"If lyric poetry is, as Czech novelist Milan Kundera recently wrote, 'the most exemplary incarnation of man dazzled by his own soul and the desire to make it heard,' surely the pop song is the highest incarnation of all-consuming love [...]"
songwriting  music  pop  rock  aesthetics  fiction  poetry  novels 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Salon: He sings the cinema electric
"Movies can create a realm of magic and mystery, where anything and everything is possible. I think people look to them as an escape from the predictability of ordinary life. There's nothing wrong or shameful in that. That's why I love movies myself."
cinema  uk  fiction  books  novels 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Romance Novel Reviews - Smart Bitches: Come for the Dominican Bitches, Stay for the Man Titty
"Making judgments about the state of intellectual quality for a big, diverse group of people based solely on something like what we read is a silly idea, mmkay?"
books  novels  fiction  feminism  women  gender  aesthetics  men  marketing  sex 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYRoB: Margaret Atwood's Tale
"Canada suffers from no such split, since it was founded not by idealists but by people who'd been kicked out of other places. Canada was not a city upon a hill, it was what you had to put up with."
usa  canada  identity  aesthetics  writing  novels  fiction  criticism  books 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: "Turkish Novelist Wins Nobel Prize: Orhan Pamuk Explores How East Can Meet West" By Bob Thompson
"[...] I've accepted my body (much as I would have preferred to be more handsome and better built) and my gender (even though I still ask myself, naively, whether I might been better off had I been born a woman)."
turkey  europe  writing  fiction  nobel  novels  identity  cities  islam  men  women  gender 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Doris Lessing Reflects on World, Change
"Quite a few people think it wouldn't take very much to return to a few warrior bands, with a few breeding women. Our society is dependent on some precarious mechanisms, and they are very dicey. They can easily collapse."
women  writing  novels  fiction  sciencefiction  religion  gender  society  power  feminism  identity 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Stephen King Explores Joy in Marriage, Grief in Loss
“You get older, you find out time is shorter, and you read stuff that you’ve missed before. You say, ‘I can’t wait forever anymore to read Eudora Welty.’ I finally got to Eudora Welty, so maybe I’m just meeting a better class of literary perso
books  fiction  novels  poetry  marriage  death  aging 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: To be Frank
"I think suburbanites are not knowable. They are only knowable as literature or art knows them, which is to say up close. The conventional wisdom is that suburban life is eventless and risk-free."
suburbia  novels  writing  fiction  men  cities  books  identity 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: Michael Frayn's "While you are sleeping"
"The story, like the dream [...] develops a logic of its own that begins to generate events of its own accord. The author finds himself in the same position as his characters, swept along by events he can no longer control."
dreams  sleep  health  aesthetics  memory  fiction  novels  playwriting  cinema 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Wizard of the Crow - By Ngugi wa Thiong’o - Books - Review
“The life of even the least among us should be sacred, and it will not do for any region or community to keep silent when the people of another region and community are being slaughtered. The wealth of science, technology and arts should enrich peoples.
books  africa  story  politics  power  protest  humor  novels  society 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: John Fowles, British Author of Ambiguous Endings, Dies at 79
"I began because I have always found it easy to fantasize, to invent situations and plausible dialogue; partly because I have always rejected so much of the outward life I have had to lead."
writing  novels  uk  cinema  fiction  aesthetics 
november 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: Love, actually
"My flag is rather weak in comparison. It says: 'When we read with fine attention, we find ourselves caring about people who are various, muddled, uncertain and not quite like us (and this is good).'"
zadiesmith  novels  ethics  books  fiction  language 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Wayne C. Booth, Critic Who Analyzed Rhetoric, Dies at 84
"[L]iterature was not so much words on paper as it was a complex ethical act. He saw the novel as a kind of compact between author and reader: intimate and rewarding, but rarely easy. At the crux of this compact lay rhetoric, the art of verbal persuasion.
language  english  politics  ethics  novels 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: David Peschek talks to pianist Brad Mehldau
"You have the ability to make a pretty intricate narrative, to play around with time itself, like a novel does, and your memory, and your expectation of what's taking place. Monk is doing that, Wayne Shorter, Coltrane."
jazz  improvisation  music  songwriting  creativity  novels 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Story of His Life
"The art of the novel, I think, is to open worlds to you. And it seems to me we live in a time when that's of desperate importance. So why would that be the time when you declared the novel dead?"
writing  novels  fiction  india  lunch 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
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