ed. Henry Hitchings, Pushkin Press 2016
In his essay, “A Tale of Two Bookshops”, Juan Gabriel Vasquez quotes remarks made by Argentine author Adolfo Bioy Casares about why he writes.
“I dare to advise people to write, because it’s like adding an extra room to the house of one’s life. There is life and there is thinking about life, which is another way of living it intensely.”
“What I did like was literature. I felt that it was my homeland and I wanted to participate in its world.”