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miércoles, marzo 15, 2006

A Lion Making Moonlight More Intoxicating

Ben Okri (1959- )

"We are a people who are massaged by fictions; we grow up in a sea of narratives and myths, the perpetual invention of stories. ... Your mother would tell you stories to illustrate a hundred different points, lessons, morals she wanted to get across to you. Or you'd tell stories to one another as a way of making the moonlight more intoxicating, more beautiful."

Check out The Famished Road. It's the 1991 Booker Prize winner, and a knockout!