I love how much breathing room is given to Auster her. It's as if we're privy to a therapy session. The questions feel more like prompts than direct questions, and they are designed to keep Auster talking. They are subtle, yet direct him into interesting territories.
Agreed. I can't imagine how much preparation has to go into interviewing such a prolific author, and appreciate how the interviewer is an intelligent guide, but not exactly a character.
Love the way he discribes assuming the style and tone of his literary heros while cultivating his own voice: "Dozens of writers are inside of me, but I don't think my work sounds or feels like anyone else's. I'm not writing their books, I'm writing my own."
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