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Paul Auster says that all the time he feels "like a beginner"

The American writer Paul Auster said today at the International Book Fair (FIL) of Guadalajara that he has the feeling that he is still "growing", because his profession It means constantly "discovering things".

Guadalajara (Mexico), Nov 25 (EFE) .- The American writer Paul Auster said today at the International Book Fair (FIL) of Guadalajara that he has the feeling that he is still "Growing up", because his profession involves constantly "discovering things".

"I feel like a beginner all the time," said the author (Newark, 1947) at a wheel of press in which he spoke about his most recent novel, "4 3 2 1".

The work is an ambitious volume in which he narrates four possible lives of the same protagonist, Ferguson, conditioned by elements of chance. of my books has been different from the previous one, "he reflected.

In the novel he continues to explore childhood and youth, themes that began to obsess him when he was 60 years old, as well as his search to try to express "what it means to be alive".

In "4 3 2 1", Auster locates different realities in the same timeline, which is marked by historical facts like the assassination of John F. Kennedy or the civil rights movement in the United States.

"I think there is an external time, which is the time we all share, but there is also a exhibited the individual's inner time ", which makes each person experience the same experiences in a different way, depending on what they have experienced previously, he explained.

On his maturity literary, Auster acknowledged that there are few authors who have made their masterpieces in old age.

However, "human beings are physically very different that makes a couple of generations ", and now you can find creators who continue to work even at 90." This is not my end, "he joked.

The writer commented that right now he is working on a project and also has other ideas, although they may never materialize. I did not want to continue with it.

"That may happen now, I do not know, but I want to keep trying, although writing is very difficult (...) But I like to do it, obviously, because I've I have been doing it all these years, "argued the author, who will inaugurate the FIL Literary Hall tomorrow.

Questioned about Donald Trump, he said that he does not even like to pronounce his name, and that simply refers to him as the "45" (because he is the 45th president of the United States).

The Republican "has not been a year in office, we do not know where going, or how the story will end, "he said

In this regard, stressed the importance of journalistic work, because without it" we would be exposed to manipulation and lies. " He also stressed that in many places this is a difficult task, as in Mexico, where communicators "often put their lives at risk".

"We novelists have a different role: We tell stories that are for the long term. develops in the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco until next December 3, will bring together 700 writers from 41 countries.

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