22 December 2015

"... more than a writer"

"The moment when I am no longer more than a writer, I will cease to write."

This statement by Albert Camus became Nadine Gordimer's credo. In The Essential gesture: Writing, politics and places (Penguin, 1988, p.288) she also cites Roland Barthes' statement that a writer's work is his "essential gesture as a social being".

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