Quote of the Day | 0410

In the early days I thought it was a condition sine qua non that you had to believe, otherwise it’s a bad book. Then I think it changed. Actually, with Gantenbein I took the position that everything was offered as a hypothesis, and that it was not important for you to believe it. It’s playing with possibilities. I don’t believe that one’s biography can only have been this way—your life could have been quite different. Literature should show possibilities and avoid the idea that what happened had to happen. I don’t believe this aphorism.

Max Frisch, The Art of Fiction No. 113

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