I felt the need to tell stories to understand myself.
Teaching is a good distraction, and I am in contact with young people, which is very gratifying.
Your reality, isn’t restricted by this cell we live in. If you read something, if you study something, you transcend any cell you’re inside of
If it's great stuff, the people who consume it are nourished. It's a positive force.
If the novelist shares his or her problems with the characters, he or she is able to study his personal unconscious.
I've never seen a worse situation than that of young writers in the United States. The publishing business in North America is so commercialized.
I allow my intuition to lead my path.
What better model of a synthesis than a nocturnal dream? Dreams simplify, don't they?
I began teaching in New York because I needed to stay in the United States and didn't have my immigration papers in order, so working for a university was a way of resolving the issue.
The nicest thing about feeling happy is that you think you'll never be unhappy again.
Kafka truly illustrates the way the environment oppresses the individual. He shows how the unconscious controls our lives.
In a country like France, so ancient, their history is full of outstanding people, so they carry a heavy weight on their back. Who could write in French after Proust or Flaubert?
Ironically, Latin American countries, in their instability, give writers and intellectuals the hope that they are needed.
It doesn't matter that the way of life shown by Hollywood was phony. It helped you hope.
It's my own personal unconscious that ultimately creates the novel's aesthetic facade.
I've always wondered why there isn't a great French novel about the German occupation. The nouveau roman authors weren't interested in telling that sort of thing.
I write for somebody who has my own limitations. My reader has a certain difficulty with concentrating, which in my case comes from being a film viewer.
Contrary to what Kafka does, I always like to refer all of my fictions to the level of reality, He, on the other hand, leaves them at an imaginary level.
Modern American cinema seems to me superficial. The intention is to understand a certain reality, and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality.
I write novels because there is something I don't understand in reality.
I don't have traceable literary models because I haven't had great literary influences in my life.
I'm not terribly happy about rock and roll. Certain rock music is uninspiring, numbing; it makes you feel like an idiot.
I believe that people who don't achieve anything in life are isolated and resent those that are successful.
I only understand realism.
I'm not a best-seller, but through translations, I've accumulated some money.
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