The writer on holiday

Saturday 23rd January 2016

Martin Crimp. Photo: Gautier DeBlond
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Text of the day: “It’s the 1950s — the decade I was born — and Roland Barthes pictures the Writer on Holiday with the maximum affection and contempt. The Writer is in his blue pyjamas — travelling — forgive me— I don’t have the book in front of me — but travelling, I believe, along the Nile or is it the Congo river — dressed in his blue pyjamas but still writing — since the Writer, says Barthes, is unable not to write — every moment, says Barthes, for the Writer is a moment of writing — writing can’t stop — even on holiday…” (Martin Crimp’s ‘The Writer on Holiday’)

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