Saturday, 16 October 2010

A forgotten note

Almost a year ago I attended "Literature and Freedom : Writers in Conversation", a discussion hosted by Tate Modern which presented among the others Tahar Ben Jelloun.

Now I wish I took more notes during that discussion, but this afternoon I found one - I'd rather write it here before losing even that piece of paper:

Behind every work of fiction lies a tragedy.

It's probably something you may easily believe reading "This blinding absence of light", which definitely impressed me this Spring, and I faced like a long work of poetry rather than a novel. Here's a review from The Guardian.

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