James Lasdun - Quotes

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I got into online trading. It was alarmingly easy to do. I went through the whole cycle of emotions, from supreme self-confidence to total impotence. I broke even in the end. ---->>>

The short story seems like the best of all possible worlds. I do feel it is closer to writing poetry than to writing a novel, with its requirements of concentration and economy. ---->>>

There is something uncannily adaptive about anti-Semitism: the way it can hide, unsuspected, in the most progressive minds. ---->>>

I don't think I could, with a straight face, describe myself as a completely positive person, but I'm not overly negative, either. On the whole, most writers think plots through to their consequences, and it's not always a sunny place. I have an occupational temperament for anxiety. ---->>>

What the Internet offers is this completely unfiltered transmission of thought to thought, of psyche to psyche, and whatever you're feeling, you can just sort of put it down and send it out there, and you can do it all in the confines of your room, without any actual contact. ---->>>

For a long period of history, you were what people said about you, and if your reputation was stained, you were in very serious trouble. People fought duels over this. Then it fades away historically. ---->>>

Writers tend to write stories as a kind of holiday between novels, or as preliminary steps towards a novel. Stories just don't often make up a writer's main body of work, and that's not because they don't see the market for it. ---->>>

I am not a supporter of Israel's military policy, let alone any kind of Zionist. ---->>>

I consider myself a writer. I don't favour any type of writing. I sometimes wish short stories came more easily to me. ---->>>

The nature of fiction is to make one distrustful of any character who lectures and castigates. ---->>>

There are seldom more than a couple of students in any workshop who seem natural writers. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 06-21, 2015
Occupation: Writer

James Lasdun (born 1958) is a British writer who has lived in the United States since 1986. His father was the architect Denys Lasdun.(wikipedia)