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Guillermo Cabrera Infante —
born on April 22, 1929,
died on February 21, 2005
Guillermo Cabrera Infante was a Cuban novelist, essayist, translator, screenwriter, and critic; in the 1950s he used the pseudonym G. Caín... (wikipedia)
My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party, and I grew up extremely poor.
You are just in the middle of a struggle with words which are really very stubborn things, with a blank page, with the damn thing that you use to write with, a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the reader when you are doing that.
American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter.
If you look closely, there is no book more visual than Three Trapped Tigers, in that it is filled with blank pages, dark pages, it has stars made of words, the famous magical cube made of numbers, and there is even a page which is a mirror.
No, absolutely not, writing doesn't have to be like a jigsaw puzzle, it can be a very linear undertaking.