John Banville risponde a Robert Birnbaum.
RB: Who, ostensibly, is your editor? Sonny Mehta?JB: Yeah. He would make some suggestions, which I would take or leave. I've been working two to five years on this thing. There is nothing that anybody can tell me about it that I don't already know.RB: You're honest with yourself?JB: Of course. You couldn’t write if you weren't honest. That's what makes art so valuable. No matter how dreadful the person, the art is always honest. Art can't be made dishonestly. It just can't. I mean, you can do it but it will be bad art. themorningnews.