Thursday, January 14, 2010

stencil #017 - j.m.g. le clézio

(late evening, high st, northcote)

"If you really want to know, I'd rather not have been born at all. I find life very tiring. The thing's done now, of course, and I can't alter it. But there will always be this regret at the back of my mind, I shall never quite be able to get rid of it, and it will spoil everything . . ." from "Introductory Letter" to the short story collection Fever written in 1964.

Fortunately for us, Le Clézio chose to stay on the planet and has continued to write.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

just commented on Walser, but now I see Le Clézio who is amazing too. so i guess i should say your stuff in general... i very much like it