Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How To Write A Man Booker Novel

“I immersed myself in the expressive worlds of music, the filial act of copying, survival in an age of destruction, in the effort to understand how a person tries to be free. Bach’s Goldberg Variations played in my head and on the page, showing me how structural constraint – limitations on freedom – might provoke artistic creativity, individuality, resonance. To write a novel is to find many other ways of being alive.”

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