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Monday, November 06, 2006

Pico's Writing

"If I were to summarise my writing, it might be: it's relatively easy to live a life of clarity and peace if you take yourself on retreat to a mountaintop. But how do we bring the fruits of that stillness and clarity into the rush of the modern world and the need to be a real human being living in a world of change and flux....Writing for me is like a kind of scribbling in the air that tries to undo itself as it goes along; it's the best way I know — like prayer, I suppose — trying to transport us to those places where we have nothing to say and have to accept that we are beyond the reach of our thoughts. Those places where love and worship converge."

- In The Hindu Literary Review, the estimable Pradeep Sebastian speaks with Pico Iyer.


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