quinta-feira, 2 de outubro de 2008

the big dialogue of literature

(...) "There is powerful literature in all big cultures, but you can't get away from the fact that Europe still is the centre of the literary world ... not the United States," he told the Associated Press. "The US is too isolated, too insular. They don't translate enough and don't really participate in the big dialogue of literature ...That ignorance is restraining." (...)

No Nobel prizes for American writers: they're too parochial