On writing novels / Sobre escribir novelas

by javier on 26/02/2010

Translated from the original:

I write novels. And I work everyday as well as I can. This is a job, not a gift from God. I’m not an artist. I have a moral obligation to myself and to those who read me. I have to focus on that and not going around theorizing on literature, which I don’t give a damn about.

Arturo Pérez Reverte at El Cultural

And the original quote, in Spanish:

Yo escribo novelas. Y trabajo todos los días y lo mejor que puedo. Esto es un trabajo, no un don divino. No soy un artista. Tengo una obligación moral conmigo mismo y con la gente que me lee. Tengo que concentrarme en eso y no ir por ahí teorizando sobre literatura, que me importa un carajo.

Arturo Pérez Reverte en El Cultural

There is 1 comment in this article:

  1. 5/03/2010Fernando says:

    So precise. It’s like your blog.

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