Thursday, January 21, 2016

Quote of the Day (Evelyn Waugh, on Writing as an ‘Exercise in the Use of Language’)

“I regard writing not as investigation of character, but as an exercise in the use of language, and with this I am obsessed. I have no technical psychological interest. It is drama, speech, and events that interest me.” —Evelyn Waugh, “The Art of Fiction No. 30” (interview with Julian Jebb), The Paris Review, Summer-Fall 1963

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