O cemitério dos romances inacabados

My Unfinished Novels é um site criado por Steve Wilson, com a autoridade de quem se apresenta como um «six-time failed novelist». O conceito não podia ser mais simples:

«For most writers, any novel that is unpublished is a failure, since most authors don’t want their manuscripts to gather dust under the bed. But some novels never even get to the point of being unpublished. They are simply abandoned, sometimes because of material pressures (second job, third kid, fourth tour of Iraq), and sometimes because of creative illnesses, internal cracks in the author’s foundation. People change, but books remain static, and if a person changes enough, the book they were writing may no longer be their book.
My Unfinished Novels exists to explore that idea: why was this novel abandoned? The answers, hopefully, will elucidate and entertain.»

Elucidam-nos e divertem-nos, indeed, embora por vezes seja constrangedor assistir à partilha tão sofrida (mas sempre instrutiva) destes «falhanços criativos».



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«Tenho a suspeita de que a espécie humana - a única - está prestes a extinguir-se e que a Biblioteca perdurará: iluminada, solitária, infinita, perfeitamente imóvel, armada de volumes preciosos, inútil, incorruptível, secreta» Jorge Luis Borges