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There were only certain intimacies one could hope to survive.
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Poetry was syllable and rhythm. Poetry was the measurement of breath. Poetry was time make audible. Poetry evoked the present moment; poetry was the antidote to history. Poetry was language free from habit.

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It is always an attractive moment when curiosity takes hold.

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Fire and water and smoke and incense and chanting and bells and butter and blood: this was a language whose syllables were translated into physical terms; a language of the elements. It was a language that he hoped might speak to him one day.

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'Arctic Summer,' as you might know, is the title of Forster's one unfinished novel.

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I go for long walks in Newlands Forest in Cape Town, and I go to the Turkish baths on Sunday mornings.

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I like to believe that if you pay close attention to the sentences as they unfold, they will draw you in rather than pushing you away.

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I should confess that I'm woefully under-read in South African fiction.

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Yoga helps me with a composed and serene state of mind, which is good for writing.

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I long for a South African society that's free of ideological forces - no society can ever really be free of ideological forces - but I wish it was free of power.

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