A Conversation with Milton Hatoum

Marília Librandi-Rocha


Acclaimed author Milton Hatoum is originally from a part of the world that has become the center of debates concerning our planetary survival: the Amazon. In this interview—the first extensive interview published in English—he describes how he transforms his experiences of living, traveling, and reading into the written word, and presents a beautiful and specific definition of the reader as a "stationary traveler." Based on questions sent in by e-mail by scholars from all over Brazil and other parts of the world, Hatoum speaks about several of his novels and describes the differences between documentary-based and experimental literary production.


Brazil; novel; reading; Amazon; authoriship

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21471/jls.v9i0.247

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