“My friendship with the Hitch has always been perfectly cloudless. It is a love whose month is ever May.”more info
source: “Martin Amis: You Ask The Questions,” The Independent, January 15, 2007.
medium: Q & A
notes: Martin Amis on his friendship with Christopher Hitchens
“When things are going well, you do have the sense that what you’re writing is being fed to you in some way. Auden compared writing a poem to cleaning an old piece of slate until the letters appear. The only way you could reveal your god is perhaps under hypnosis. It’s sacred and it’s secret, even to the writer.”more info
source: The Paris Review Interviews , vol. III (New York: Picador, 2008), 345–46.
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notes: Originally published in Issue 146 of The Paris Review, 1998. Interview conducted by Francesca Riviere.
“You know that the very act of retyping will involve you in thirty or forty little improvements per page. If you don’t retype, you are denying that page those improvements.”more info