and blusterous black
clouds, and behind dat blackness is a
tropical storm a-blowin.
from a hurricane will not be long fore it will
sort of break up in its pass over.
But fore it gets cleared up
good, you will see another squall formin,
and each time it blowin a little harder. (sighs)
I never forgot dat hurricane in
1926, how de people was standing by dere door dere lookin to
I never forgot
how dem people looked when dat hurricane come
down-dey looked like children. De people stood dere in dere door lookin to
windward at dat awful sky, and dere faces
- dey looked like children.
No! A mon got to
have de guts of his opinion!
my opinion is, dey too many fellas like
some dat I got aboard of dis vessel dat don't
know nothin and don't care - no
self-respect! Dass what it is -
be dat in Caymans a hisself.
He done his job, took care
of his family, all of dat.
his land and his own provision
ground; he built his own catboat and
hung his own nets.
Things like dat. But now dey all gettin like de cook
dere, like dat engineer I got - don't motter what de color is no more, dey all
actin like colored humans.
- Peter Matthiessen, from Far
In literature it is necessary to avoid:
Non-conformist interpretations of famous personalities. For
example, describing Don Juan's misogyny, etc.
Grossly dissimilar or
contradictory twosomes like, for example, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza,
Sherlock Holmes and Watson.
The habit of defining characters by their
obsessions; like Dickens does, for example.
In developing the plot,
resorting to extravagant games with time and space in the manner of Faulkner,
Borges, and Bioy Casares.
In poetry, characters or situations with
which the reader can identify.
Characters prone to becoming myths.
Phrases, scenes intentionally linked to a specific time or a specific
epoch; in other words, local flavor.
Metaphors in general, and visual metaphors in particular. Even more
concretely, agricultural, naval or banking metaphors. Absolutely un-advisable
The tailoring of novels with
plots that are reminiscent of another book. For example, Ulysses by Joyce and
Writing books that resemble menus, albums,
itineraries, or concerts.
Anything that can be illustrated. Anything
that may suggest the idea that it can be made into a movie.
essays, any historical or biographical reference. Always avoid allusions to
authors' personalities or private lives. Above all, avoid psychoanalysis.
Domestic scenes in police novels; dramatic scenes in philosophical
dialogues. And, finally:
Avoid vanity, modesty, pederasty, lack of
Jorge Luis Borges
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