Sunday, January 14, 2007

Writing

"When I write I am trying to express my way of being in the world. This is primarily a process of elimination: once you have removed all the dead language, the second-hand dogma, the truths that are not your own but other people's, the mottos, the slogans, the out-and-out lies of your nation, the myths of your historical moment - once you have removed all that warps experience into a shape you do not recognise and do not believe in - what you are left with is something approximating the truth of your own conception."

Great article from Zadie Smith in yesterday's Guardian here.

Part 2 can be read here.

2 comments:

potdoll said...

Loved that article!

far away said...

me too and part 2 is next week