Jose Saramago – I never appreciated ‘positive heroes…

I never appreciated ‘positive heroes’ in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies…


“I never appreciated ‘positive heroes’ in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more ‘productive’ literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are.”
-Jose Saramago