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I have always believed that the material world is governed by nonmaterial sources, so that in that sense ‘English Music‘ is an exercise in the spiritual as well as the material. I have always been attracted to the Gothic and spiritual imagination, and I’ve always been interested in visionaries.
I don’t believe necessarily the past is in the past. It’s eternal, it’s all around us.
The 16th-century theatre witnessed the particularly English manifestation of ‘the history play.’ There can be no doubt that Shakespeare‘s presentations of ‘Henry V’ and ‘Richard III’ have been incalculably more influential than any more sober historical study.
I think biography can be more personal than fiction, and certainly can be more expressive.
To watch King Lear is to approach the recognition that there is indeed no meaning in life, and that there are limits to human understanding.
I never read in bed, only in my study.
I can remember picking up weighty tomes on the history of science and the history of philosophy and reading those when I was small.
In ‘The Plato Papers‘ I wanted to get another perspective on the present moment by extrapolating into the distant future. So in that sense, there’s a definite similarity of purpose between a book set in the future and a book set in the past.
I don’t know if I have a voice of my own. I don’t see me being an important person with something to say. I haven‘t. I’ve got nothing to say. My opinion is of no consequence or value.
There are so many characters whizzing around inside my head, it’s like Looney Tunes. But as soon as I’ve finished writing about them, I completely forget who they are.
Freud was just a novelist.