I found America the friendliest, most forgiving, and most generous nation I had ever visited. We South Americans tend to think of things in terms of convenience, whereas people in the United States approach things ethically. This — amateur Protestant that I am — I admired above all. It even helped me overlook skyscrapers, paper bags, television, plastics, and the unholy jungle of gadgets.
— Autobiographical essay 1970
Every novel is an ideal plane inserted into the realm of reality.
— Essay: “Partial Magic in the Quixote,”
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