Reading by Yelena Bryksenkova
Reading by Yelena Bryksenkova
The Delfonics - La La Means I Love You
Behind the scene (by chachahavana)
wish you all a wonderful weekend…
José Saramago, born 16 November 1922, died 18 June 2010
- We can escape from everything, but not from ourselves.
- I don’t believe in the notion that some characters have lives of their own and the author follows after them. The author has to be careful not to force the character to do something that would go against the logic of that character’s personality, but the character does not have independence. The character is trapped in the author’s hand, in my hand, but he is trapped in a way he does not know he is trapped. The characters are on strings, but the strings are loose; the characters enjoy the illusion of freedom, of independence, but they cannot go where I do not want them to go. When that happens, the author must pull on the string and say to them, I am in charge here.
- Our biggest tragedy is not knowing what to do with our lives.
- Sometimes I say that writing a novel is the same as constructing a chair: a person must be able to sit in it, to be balanced on it. If I can produce a great chair, even better. But above all I have to make sure that it has four stable feet.
- Death is the inventor of God.
- I don’t think it is worth explaining how a character’s nose or chin looks. It is my feeling that readers will prefer to construct, little by little, their own character—the author will do well to entrust the reader with this part of the work.
- A writer is a man like any other: he dreams.
- I am a mere novelist, I just write about the world as I see it. It is not my job to transform it. I cannot transform it all by myself, and I wouldn’t even know how to. I limit myself to saying what I believe the world to be.
- The novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers.
- I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined.
Saramago was a Portuguese writer who won the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Source for Image
sil 13 (by philippe conquet)
Erykah Badu - Certainly
Woman Reading by Denis Chiasson
winter journey (by TommyOshima)
When I first came, Du côte de chez Swann had just been published, and he was writing A l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, which was later to win him the Prix Goncourt.
The main aspect of his methods of organization was that he always kept all his work within reach as it grew, just as he kept all his working equipment ready at hand. I soon learned to distinguish between the five main categories of his work: the old exercise books, which dated from long before; the new exercise books, in which he was currently working; the exercise books with notes; the little notebooks; and what have been called (though he never used the word) his ‘paperoles,’ which were odd notes written down on scraps of paper or the backs of envelopes or even the covers of magazines.
—Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the publication of Marcel Proust’s Du côte de chez Swann, so we thought we’d share from Céleste Albaret’s Monsieur Proust, describing her experience working as his housekeeper and literary aide.
British Surrealist Painter
Nick Waterhouse - Raina
from: Time’s All Gone
Macchiato (by Ron Bearry)