Saturday, May 1, 2010

Anita Brookner on writing...

In anticipation of writing about Anita Brookner's precisely observed, and sardonic The Debut in the coming days, here is a Paris Review interview with her from 1987. Very exacting in her moral outlook and somewhat rigid in her thinking, she started writing novels in her 50s and has produced one per year. This is the first of her's I have read. Great writing - a potent voice that envelops one in the world of her characters. It is fascinating, as always, to read of her process and her influences.

1 comment:

Thomas at My Porch said...

I love Brookner and have read all but two of her novels. Can't wait to hear your take on The Debut.