Egon Erwin Kisch (29 April 1885 – 31 March 1948)
|"I don't have many friends. |
It's not because I'm a misanthrope.
It's because I'm reserved. I'm self-contained.
I get all my adventures in my head
when I'm writing my books."
|Literature is a vast forest|
and the masterpieces are the lakes,
the towering trees or strange trees,
the lovely eloquent flowers, the hidden caves,
but a forest is also made up of ordinary trees,
patches of grass, puddles,
clinging vines, mushrooms and little wildflowers.
|Love of, and respect for, the humble routine|
of everyday life and its creatures
was the only moral commandment
which carried conviction when I was a child.
|In journalism just one fact|
that is false prejudices the entire work.
in fiction one single fact that is true
gives legitimacy to the entire work
That's the only difference,
and it lies in the commitment of the writer.
A novelist can do anything he wants
so long as he makes people believe in it.
"I've always associated the moment of writing
with a moment of lift, of joy,
of unexpected reward."
|North (1975), Station Island (1984),|
The Government of the Tongue (1986),
The Redress of Poetry (1995),
The Spirit Level (1996),
The Blackbird of Glanmore (Poems 1965 – 2006)
Seamus Heaney (13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013)
|James Joyce was a synthesizer,|
trying to bring in as much as he could.
I am an analyzer,
trying to leave out as much as I can.
Samuel Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 November 1989)
The great universal family of men
Lautréamont aka Isidore Lucien Decasse (4 April 1846 – 24 November 1870)