More From Juan Goytisolo
- "When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts."
- "And it is because a series of elements in Spanish life which operate today the same way as they did in the times of Blanco White made obvious my relationship with him, based on a similarity in Spain’s condition."
- "In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society’s feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony."
More In Poetry
- "I do not go in search of poetry. I wait for poetry to visit me."― Eugenio Montale
- "Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there."― Archibald MacLeish
- "Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them."― Charles Simic