Posts Tagged: J.M. Coetzee

“He was writing books about himself” #quote #whosaidthat #navelgazing

Fascinating: He was hard on himself because he was writing books about himself. And everyone knew it. Even though he pretended it wasn’t himself. That was what he hated. … But what is there to present, in writing, if not oneself? Tim Parks Tim Parks is a British novelist whom I encountered through his memoir Teach Us To Stand Still, from which this quote is taken, which he (or his publisher) calls “a sceptic’s guide to health and healing.”

“He was writing books about himself” #quote #whosaidthat #navelgazing

Fascinating: He was hard on himself because he was writing books about himself. And everyone knew it. Even though he pretended it wasn’t himself. That was what he hated. … But what is there to present, in writing, if not oneself? Tim Parks Tim Parks is a British novelist whom I encountered through his memoir Teach Us To Stand Still, from which this quote is taken, which he (or his publisher) calls “a sceptic’s guide to health and healing.”