Sunday, March 25, 2007

McEwan: Life Imitates Art

In The Sunday Times: my interview with Ian McEwan.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent interview with a novelist who came into his own with _Atonement_ (in my opinion). Up until that book, I found his novels technically brilliant but emotionally flat. I hated the trick endings of some of them, too -- particularly _Amsterdam_.

    We read to find that the world and our lives has a greater meaning, not a lesser, parodic one. Martin Amis has never gotten that, but Ian McEwan has, and Julian Barnes is coming 'round.

    I'll be buying _Chesil Beach_ for sure: McEwan's heart has now caught up with his mind.