I know words : their influence, their shapes, how they look and work together; and separate.
I write for a living – as a Creative Director at an Advertising Agency.
I write for expression – as novelist and poet.
These practices influence one another and together they account for over 60 hours a week of writing.
I know, think, feel words and I write them down.
Sometimes I wish I knew.
Auster, Barthes, Borges, Bolano, Bernhard, Bulgakov, Calvino, Camus, Carver, Coetzee, Cortazar, Hamsun, Kerouac, Klima, Kundera, Merton, Murakami, Norman, Pessoa, Piglia, Robbe-Grillet, Salinger, Saroyan, Steinbeck,
So rarely see Knut Hamsun on anyone's list. Placing a smiley emoticon here would put me in semiotic peril, so I'll only gesture at it by mention alone.
Thanks for reading and for the congratulations.
Hi Philip - It's nice to see another Pacific Northwesterner here. Looking forward to reading your work :)
Thanks, Thierry. Yes, that one is in my queue too! Just a couple books away.
Thanks for your comments.
(I have to read Bolano's 2666)