Wednesday, May 09, 2012

literature East and West

Pakistani novelist Nadeem Aslam, who now lives in North England:

'After 9/11 happened...many writers in Britain and Aerica said that they felt their work was meaningless because it was so disconnected from the event. I felt that I had been writing about 9/11 all my life.'

From an article about Pakistani writers in the NYRB. Behind a paywall. Subscribe, already.

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