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Guillermo Cabrera Infante Quotes: It means that no matter what you write, be it a biography, an autobiography, a detective novel, or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction as soon as you write it down.
         

It means that no matter what you write, be it a biography, an autobiography, a detective novel, or a conversation on the street, it all becomes fiction as soon as you write it down.


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I was an avid radio fan when I was a boy, as well as a great lover of comic strips



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So I do not consider myself a chronicler of my fatherland or even a chronicler of Havana



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What I do believe is that there is always a relationship between writing and reading, a constant interplay between the writer on the one hand and the reader on the other



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Writing for me, even what you call serious writing, is play.





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