If you win a Nobel Prize in Literature people like me start to take notice.

It's not because of the prize, or a lifetime's work as a writer but an interview in a Spanish newspaper. How could I miss statements, from Doris Lessing, like...
"September 11 was terrible, but if one goes back over the history of the IRA, what happened to the Americans wasn't that terrible,"

"I always hated Tony Blair, from the beginning. Many of us hated Tony Blair. I think he has been a disaster for Britain and we have suffered him for many years. I said it when he was elected: This man is a little showman who is going to cause us problems and he did."

"As for Bush, he's a world calamity. Everyone is tired of this man. Either he is stupid or he is very clever, although you have to remember he is a member of a social class which has profited from wars."

"I hate Iran, I hate the Iranian government. It's a cruel and evil government. Look what happened to its president in New York: They called him evil and cruel in Columbia University. Marvelous! They should have said more to him! Nobody criticizes him, because of oil."

If she hasn't already, she should take up blogging.

"As for Bush, he's a world calamity"


savannah said...

i tried reading one of her books years ago...but wtf do i know, sugar...perhaps if she'd een writing classics as you've posted from her interview, i might have finished.
(found you via ellie's blog)

CyberScribe said...

Savannah, I've had similar experience's reading books by award winning authors and can't finish them. The PR machine behind book sales must be doing it's job.If Doris Lessing writes a book about george Bush I think I'll read that.