Sunday, January 02, 2005


Yet You Never See Them In The Same Room Together

In its year-end round-up of literary gaffes, the Times has this corker "from the Nobel prizewinner's Q&A with readers of a Swedish paper" :

Literary interview of the year
"Daniel: 'I have heard that you are vegetarian, quite shy, and that you also like to bicycle. Is it coincidence that these things can also be said about the German popgroup Kraftwerk? Are you influenced by them before? Or are they by you?'

J M Coetzee: 'I regret to say I have never heard of Kraftwerk'."

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