Chinese Writers on Writing, edited by Arthur Sze, features two talks by Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature: "My American Books" and "Six Lives in Search of a Character: The 2009 Newman Prize Lecture." In the first talk he says, "When I'm facing a piece of paper, I forget my age, and my heart is filled with the joy of a child. I hate evil with a passion, I ramble, I mutter as if dreaming, I rejoice, I raise hell, I feel drunk." Read more.
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