Saturday, June 23, 2007
I am still reading 'Living to Tell the Tale' ! The book is nearly in tatters; after being stuffed hurriedly and mercilessly into different bags of various sizes, being doused with rain (twice), and after long hours spent flipping through pages of a fond recollection of an uncommon life. I am now reading the part where Marquez describes the affliction, the conflict and the satisfaction that comes from being a struggling writer. (I find it distressing that nearly every great writer has almost starved to death sometime or the other.) More to follow in part III.