"This was another of our fears: that Life wouldn't turn out to be like Literature"

Mes: febrero, 2016

The End of the Story

“And every idea had to be written down, on any piece of paper at all, at a shopping list, in a checkbook, in the margins and blank pages of a book I was reading. It had to be written down so that I would not forget it, even though I knew later some of these ideas wouldn’t seem worth remembering. And I was not always quick enough to write the thought down on paper and knew I had lost it and couldn’t recover it, and was aware of that as though it were a blank space on a page. I would have been even sorrier if I hadn’t known that each thought was accidental anyway.”

Lydia Davis, The End of the Story


New York, 2015


The Mother of All Questions

“The problem may be a literary one: we are given a single story line about what makes a good life, even though not a few who follow that story line have bad lives. We speak as though there is one good plot with one happy outcome, while the myriad forms a life can take flower – and wither – all around us.”

Rebecca Solnit, The Mother of All Questions


Barcelona, 2016