Dikala Bulan Bermain Biola

“When I’m disappointed by a novel, why am I disappointed? And it’s really something so simple. For it to be a worthwhile novel, there has to be a reason for it to be in written language. In 1820, that was not one of the demands because there was no other option. That’s what there was as a medium. But now there are all these other mediums. I could hear a song. I could watch a film. I could be on the Internet. You have to give me a reason why you have written this down. It doesn’t have to have an elaborate literary structure. Some of the most simple books… you could make into a movie, but you would be losing something. It had to be in sentences. The sentences were necessary. That’s all people want from fiction, right? The feeling of it being necessary.”

—   Zadie Smith (via mttbll)

(Source: interviewmagazine.com, via mttbll)

renellatastrejo:

Gabriel García Márquez en imágenes

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(via translatable)

biblioklept:

William S. Burroughs’s Walking Stick

(Photograph by Udo Breger).

Aku bertukar isteri kerana aku bertukar rutin, kata A..

“I think each time I write that it may be the last time; then I’m charmed by something and seem to have to say something.”

just-writer-problems:

Requested by Anonymous.

just-writer-problems:

Requested by Anonymous.

“[Genre is] like working in any form—in poetry, for example. When you work in form, be it a sonnet or villanelle or whatever, the form is there and you have to fill it. And you have to find how to make that form say what you want to say. But what you find, always—I think any poet who’s worked in form will agree with me—is that the form leads you to what you want to say. It is wonderful and mysterious. I think something similar happens in fiction. A genre is a form, in a sense, and that can lead you to ideas that you would not have just thought up if you were working in an undefined field. It must have something to do with the way our minds are constructed.”

—   Ursula K. Le Guin (via mttbll)

(Source: theparisreview.org, via mttbll)

walzerjahrhundert:

Photographer at work,1893

walzerjahrhundert:

Photographer at work,1893

(via allesandersen)

ramblin4life:

Hard Boiled

Moraliti kau menjadi pengikut Chow Yun Fat, kata A., adalah kau membunuh tanpa dosa. Kau membunuh dengan marah dan kata. Dan kau mengulanginya tanpa bosan. Cuba bayangkan kalau dia hanya berlakon dalam satu filem gangster seumur hidupnya, adakah dia akan jadi pembunuh terkenal?

ramblin4life:

Hard Boiled

Moraliti kau menjadi pengikut Chow Yun Fat, kata A., adalah kau membunuh tanpa dosa. Kau membunuh dengan marah dan kata. Dan kau mengulanginya tanpa bosan. Cuba bayangkan kalau dia hanya berlakon dalam satu filem gangster seumur hidupnya, adakah dia akan jadi pembunuh terkenal?

foxedfiles:

Amy Wallace speaking about her brother, David Foster Wallace.