I am a better novelist than a poet, playwright, or essayist.
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Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties.
The novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers.
We're not short of movements proclaiming that a different world is possible, but unless we can coordinate them into an international movement, capitalism just laughs at all these little organisations.
I am the same person I was before receiving the Nobel Prize. I work with the same regularity, I have not modified my habits, I have the same friends.
I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined.
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Paleoanthropology is not a science that ends with the discovery of a bone. One has to have the original to work with. It is a life-long task.