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I think there's a great difference in consciousness in that same way in that when we're young we read books for the story, for the excitement of the story - and there comes a time when you realise that all stories are more or less the same story.
I think that each of us inhabits a private world that others cannot see. The only difference between the writer and the reader is that the writer is able to dramatise that private world.
I think technique can be taught but I think the only way to learn to write is to read, and I see writing and reading as completely related. One almost couldn't exist without the other.
I think it's linked to the realisation that we're not going to live forever and that the way of saying and the language become more important than the story.
I think fiction is a very serious thing, that while it is fiction, it is also a revelation of truth, or facts.
I read all the time. I was reading a book I admire very much by Alice McDermot called Charming Billy.
I love the description of Gothic churches before the printed word, that they were the bibles of the poor.
I feel I grew up in a different century than I live in. I think most of them are changes for the good.
I belong to the middle class that grew up very influenced by the Catholic church. The people of the novel are from a more pagan and practical world in which the Christianity is just a veneer.
For example, it's only about 20 years ago the people in that community would have got telephone lines, and it would be only about in the 1950s that electricity came to that part of the world. Television wouldn't have come till 1970.
Everything that we inherit, the rain, the skies, the speech, and anybody who works in the English language in Ireland knows that there's the dead ghost of Gaelic in the language we use and listen to and that those things will reflect our Irish identity.
But that private world, once it's dramatised, doesn't live again until it finds a reader.
Amongst Women concentrated on the family, and the new book concentrates on a small community. The dominant units in Irish society are the family and the locality. The idea was that the whole world would grow out from that small space.
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