Siri Hustvedt on Living, Thinking and Looking, an interview with Big Think
“Steady reading seems to feed steady writing.”
“… while I write fiction I am not thinking about my cognitive-motor-sensory-affective abilities. They are there in me, and I use them. What am I drawing on? Without question, I am using subliminal material that has been accumulated over many, many years—the thousands of books, conversations, and experiences which are part of me but are no longer conscious. The well learned becomes unconscious. The undigested and novel remains conscious.”
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Author photo credit Marian Ettlinger.