“I agree with the view that writing novels is an unhealthy type of work. When we set off to write a novel… like it or not, a kind of toxin that lies deep down in all humanity rises to the surface. All writers have to come face-to-face with this toxin and, aware of the danger involved, discover a way to deal with it, because otherwise no creative activity in the real sense can take place.”
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Writing novels, to me, is basically a kind of manual labor.