It means that no matter what you write, be it a biography, an autobiography, a detective novel, or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction as soon as you write it down.
I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man who returned home after being absent for more than twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.
My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party, and I grew up extremely poor.
American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter.
If you look closely, there is no book more visual than Three Trapped Tigers, in that it is filled with blank pages, dark pages, it has stars made of words, the famous magical cube made of numbers, and there is even a page which is a mirror.
You are just in the middle of a struggle with words which are really very stubborn things, with a blank page, with the damn thing that you use to write with, a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the reader when you are doing that.
No, absolutely not, writing doesn't have to be like a jigsaw puzzle, it can be a very linear undertaking.
I believe that writers, unless they consider themselves terribly exquisite, are at heart people who live by night, a little bit outside society, moving between delinquency and conformity.
Puns are a form of humor with words.
Well, I write in exile because I cannot return to my country, so I have no choice but to see myself as an exiled writer.
My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin's most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth.
I was an avid radio fan when I was a boy, as well as a great lover of comic strips.
I don't have any style.
I think writers rush in where everybody is very frightened to tread.
For me, literature is a complex game, both mental and concrete, which is acted out in a physical manner on the page.
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