In the latest issue of “Robinson” the Republic, an interesting dialogue between two writers today. A writing lesson.
Nicole Krauss & Nathan Englander in comparison
Dialogue with Maurizio Crosetti for Republic-Robinson
Nathan Englander and Nicole Krauss cross for twenty years, friends and peers (forty years he, she forty), Jewish New Yorkers, Former guys writing prodigy, surfers of postmodernism and Democrats stunned America Trump. (…) They have recently written two very different novels, yet able to attract each other like iron filings if there is a magnet. Nathan, A dinner with the center of the earth (Einaudi), and Nicole, with dark forest (Guanda), They bring their stories to Israel in a mirror and interacting continuously, prisons between the body and the mind but also of safety cells true, where is locked (forever?) The Phantom of Liberty. Policy, and personal.
KRAUSS: "We live in a world ended, But the dimension of art and writing is the infinite. God is also a window on the mystery, you see what's on the other side then if there is anything. I believe that God consists in making others come and other dimensions in our lives. It is well for the love. The protagonist of the book says: I will not trust me with a love that did not also an element of violence. Where violence to mean the power to change us dramatically: It can be unpleasant or uplifting, just as the idea of God ".
ENGLANDER: " Yup, the literature is a headlong descent, as well as a form of subversion. A control without need for control ".
KRAUSS: «Eh, But before diving you have to get to the top! Writing is feeling oppressed by much larger things of us, there is no project ever, the treasure map. To write is to support the uncertainty for years, sometimes I work and I cry thinking that I'll never get to the end. Yet we must trust uncertainty, Keats defines the negative capacitance that leads to exist in the mystery. When I write, though sometimes not renounced the control I could not allow things to happen ".