sábado, 25 de junho de 2011


The conversation I’d longed to have with him since I first read him many decades ago, a conversation about fiction itself, died an early death.

“I’ve stopped reading fiction. I don’t read it at all. I read other things: history, biography. I don’t have the same interest in fiction that I once did.”

How so?

“I don’t know. I wised up ... ”

And with those three words he gave me a long look from those fierce eyes and then a significant glance at my notebook, as if to say: that’s what I want you to write down.

Financial Times entrevista Philip Roth, 25 Jun 11

1 comentário:

  1. Yep, only if and when you wise up can you say you've wised up: I'm giving up on fiction too.