Philip Whiteley's Blog

October 21, 2016

Louis and me

Filed under: Uncategorized — felipewh @ 10:50 am

My interview with Louis de Bernières is published this week in H Edition, an international business and lifestyle magazine, to which I’m a regular contributor. It was obviously a privilege to interview him although, given that I love South American literature, play the guitar badly and am beginning a second career as a novelist, it was a bit like meeting a superior version of myself. The headline is ‘The Magic of Realism’, reflecting the ability of a gifted writer to engage observation and imagination in equal measure. An excerpt reads:

Like all great writers, de Bernières looks reality squarely in the eye, not flinching from the cruelty that people can display. In his early South American novels, and in Captain Corelli, there is unsparing detail of the calculated sadism of political violence, contrasted sharply with the tenderness of human love and eccentricity of human interests; all told with poetic clarity, shorn of hyperbole or adjectival excess.

To read the full article, click on this link.


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  1. […] PJ Whiteley recently interviewed Louis de Bernieres for H Edition magazine.  His blog on the article can be read here: […]

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