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The Notes

The Notes
1976

One thing I can't forget too: the influence that the circumstantial had on my work. Four books – two of chronicles and two of political commentaries or essays – are, to a different degree, the product of circumstance, of civic engagement. And perhaps it is true that in the whole of a work that was born without a preconceived project, there is, after all, a coherence that is not only ideological, but also one of style, of presence in the world

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