Thursday, July 21, 2005

Paperback Writer...

Interesting interview with Ian McEwen.

Whether you agree with Mr McEwen or not (full disclosure: I mostly do), it's refreshing to see a novellist expressing some views that are... well... a bit different. So many people from the arty community these days, they're so drearily predictable it's like they've had their political views and issue stances fed to them on note cards by the same slightly mad, rather flustered person (I've ploughed through two post WW2 "Writers take sides" books, on Vietnam and Iraq, and it was like having teeth pulled).

Good stuff. Chap's got his head screwed on straight.

(via The Professor, who also has an article in the Grauniad)

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