Citations

I have always felt a secret sympathy for those intrepid artists who, like Pierre Ménard, rewriting Don Quixote from beginning to end, or Colonel Godechot, translating Le cimitière marin into “French verse” (no less!), did not hesitate to get directly involved; but in this glorious lineage, the one I admired most was surely the hero of one of Jean-Paul’s short stories, who, since he could not, in his remote country retreat, buy all the new books discussed in the newspapers he read, simply set about writing them himself...
 Bénabou 2001, p. 149