sexta-feira, julho 21, 2006
P. ¿Sentía más deseos de escribir que de hacer música durante el periodo que pasó en el monasterio?
R. Había poco tiempo para ninguna de las dos cosas. Yo era el cocinero. Me levantaba a las 2.30 de la madrugada. Lo que más me apetecía era dormir.
P. ¿Ha tenido momentos en los que no ha vivido según sus propias reglas musicales o morales? ¿Cuándo, por qué?
R. La misericordia me devuelve
Una mujer que deseo -
Un honor que codicio -
Un lugar donde quiero que viva
mi mente -
Entonces la Misericordia me
A la tríada
Y la crisis de la canción.
December launch for Thomas Pynchon's latest novel
A description of the book - apparently written by Pynchon himself - has been posted on Amazon.com. It offers a tantalising glimpse of the coming work.
"Spanning the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after world war I, this novel moves from the labour troubles in Colorado to turn-of-the-century New York, to London and Göttingen, Venice and Vienna, the Balkans, Central Asia, Siberia at the time of the mysterious Tunguska Event, Mexico during the revolution, postwar Paris, silent-era Hollywood, and one or two places not strictly speaking on the map at all.
"With a worldwide disaster looming just a few years ahead, it is a time of unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places. No reference to the present day is intended or should be inferred."
It goes on to confirm that "the author is up to his usual business", with the new book set to include many of the elements which have delighted Pynchon's fans since the publication of V in 1963. Once more he has assembled a "sizeable cast" of unlikely characters, with "cameo appearances by Nikola Tesla, Bela Lugosi, and Groucho Marx". Once more there are "strange sexual practices", and "obscure languages" which are spoken "not always idiomatically". Once more characters will "stop what they're doing to sing what are for the most part stupid songs".
"Contrary-to-the-fact occurrences occur," Pynchon writes. "If it is not the world, it is what the world might be with a minor adjustment or two. According to some, this is one of the main purposes of fiction. Let the reader decide, let the reader beware. Good luck."
posted by Luís Miguel Dias sexta-feira, julho 21, 2006