14 May 2012

Paul Bowles: "The Conflict between Writer and Place"

"The subject matter of the best travel books is the conflict between writer and place.  It is not important which of them carries the day, so long as the struggle is faithfully recorded.  It takes a writer with a gift for describing a situation to do this well, which is perhaps the reason why so many of the travel books that remain in the memory have been produce by writers expert at the fashioning of novels."

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