Richard Powers – I think that if the…

I think that if the novel’s task is to describe where we find ourselves and…


“I think that if the novel’s task is to describe where we find ourselves and how we live now, the novelist must take a good, hard look at the most central facts of contemporary life – technology and science.”
-Richard Powers

Richard Powers – The desire to live in…

The desire to live in our imagination is driven by this suspicion that we’re disembodied…


“The desire to live in our imagination is driven by this suspicion that we’re disembodied sensibilities cobbled into our bodies. That idea has infused most of human thought since the very beginning.”
-Richard Powers

Richard Powers – This idea that a book…

This idea that a book can either be about character and feeling, or about politics…


“This idea that a book can either be about character and feeling, or about politics and idea, is just a false binary. Ideas are an expression of the feelings and the intense emotions we hold about the world.”
-Richard Powers