Михаил Назаренко (petro_gulak) wrote,
Михаил Назаренко

Как опасно провоцировать семиотиков

In early 1978, a friend of mine who worked for a small publisher told me that she was asking non-novelists (philosophers, sociologists, politicians, and so on) to each write a short detective story. ...I replied that I was not interested in creative writing, and that I was sure I was absolutely incapable of writing good dialogue. I concluded (I do not know why) by saying provocatively that if I had to write a crime novel, it would be at least five hundred pages long and would be set in a medieval monastery. My friend said she was not fishing for an ungainly potboiler, and our meeting ended there.

-- Umberto Eco. Confessions of a Young Novelist
Tags: eco

  • А где-то там

    скоро выйдет в свет альбом Чарльза Весса "The Art of Stardust" о том, как они с Гейманом работали над этой книгой; и "Властелин Колец" с рисунками и…

  • Нифигасебе

    "Земноморье" на Истинной Речи - Tolkien. Из ФБ Джона Гарта: A tribute embedded in A Wizard of Earthsea? What happens if you want to translate the…

  • Mirror, mirror

    Почему интенция текста важнее интенции автора. По мнению Толкина, вот это очень точно передает его вИдение главы "Зеркало Галадриэли". Художница…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.