Monday, April 17, 2006

Juan Goytisolo

Poetry doubtless conveys a deeper message than philosophy: in particular I’m thinking about Holderlin and Nietzsche. The aim of a novel is to strike that delicate balance between poetry and plot. Depending on the decantation process, a novel can be turned into poetry or prose, or even a film script. Some novels are written for screen adaptation, but they are merely plots. Novels that interest me are those that, through the process of decantation, are transformed into the essence of prosody, the purest music of words and beauty of language; into something far greater than mere plot. But a balance needs to be struck and that is hard to achieve.more...

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