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Guillermo Cabrera Infante
April 22, 1929 - February 21, 2005
Nationality: Cuban
Category: Novelist

When I write, the first blank page, or any blank page, means nothing to me. What means something is a page that has been filled with words.


Titles are not only important, they are essential for me. I cannot write without a title.


I wrote for a weekly magazine and then edited a literary magazine, but I did not really feel comfortable with the profession of journalism itself.


I do not consider myself a Hispanic writer.


I first came out against Castro in June 1968, fifteen months after my book had been published, and you cannot imagine how quickly a void was created around me.


I am the only British writer who writes in Spanish.


I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain, in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels.


For me, words are just words, nothing else.


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