Saturday, November 04, 2006


The politics of a novelist rises from his imagination, from his ability to imagine himself as someone else. This power makes him the spokesman for those who cannot speak for themselves, whose anger is never heard and whose words are suppressed.

-Orhan Pamuk

Such splendid words! If you longed for being someone who you are not, novelist is perhaps the best suited profession for you. At the same time, it cannot be ignored that the descriptions the author writes is primarily a result of his own being, rather than that of the imaginary entity.

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