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Saturday, July 01, 2006

Handke in NYT

The Times gives Peter Handke a chance to tell his side, albeit in the soundbite-format of their Sunday Magazine "Questions for..." page.

Handke manages to make his case that he is not pro-genocide, while he also gently mocks the exercise:

[Handke:] Language is language, and language is not for opinions.

[NYT:] What is language for?

[Handke:] This is the question! This is a big question, and there is no answer. Language exists to become language in the great books.

[NYT:] Aren't we using language now in this conversation?

[Handke:] The most real dialogue for me is when I am alone, writing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What an ass.