“Reading is always more important than writing”

I know at least of a few of us here (including me) are currently reading or have read Bolano. As often happens to me, I have become shamefully interested in the face behind the words. Trying or not, the lifestyle he posits before his reader is dangerously alluring. Well, I found an interview. It’s worth a read.

“Being a writer is pleasant—no, pleasant isn’t the word—it’s an activity that has its share of amusing moments, but I know of other things that are even more amusing, amusing in the same way that literature is for me. Holding up banks, for example. Or directing movies. Or being a gigolo. Or being a child again and playing on a more or less apocalyptic soccer team”

Lots more here

There is of course the whole heroin controversy. Who cares, honestly? …right?

One Response to ““Reading is always more important than writing””

  1. good post. i’m pretty smitten over the guy myself (and, i have to admit, somewhat smitten by the interviewer). have you read his poetry? romantic dogs is a breath of fresh air.

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