Para contrarrestar la sangre unas palabras de una entrevista de 1966 de la Paris Review:
But let us look at one of the dominant ideas of the century, accepted by many modern artists -the idea that humankind has reached a terminal point. We find this terminal assumption in writers like Joyce, Céline, Thomas Mann. In Doktor Faustus politics and art are joined in the destruction of civilization. Now here is an idea, found in some of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century. How good is this idea? Frightful things have happened, but is the apocalyptic interpretation true? The terminations did not fully terminate. Civilization is still here. The prophecies have not been borne out. Novelists are wrong to put an interpretation of history at the base of artistic creation -to speak the "last word."
Me encanta como cierra esa entrevista:
I am quite prepared to admit that being habitual liars and self-deluders, we have a good cause to fear the truth, but I'm not at all ready to stop hoping. There may be some truths that are, after all, our friends in the universe.