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Conversation: Guillermo Arriaga & Paul Auster

April 27, 2007 | The Donnell Library | New York City

Discussed: accidental directorhood; filmmaking 101; relating to a literary tradition; the moment when you have nothing left to say; the heavy soul vs. the light soul; “the worst thing you can do with pain is to not use it”; inevitable endings; and cheating death.

Copyright © 2007 Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center

• Entire conversation (52:51)

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