“ Narrar é um gesto essencialmente positivo de resistência intelectual contra eventuais frustrações existenciais, pessoais e políticas. ”
“ Style, then, involves a meeting between arrangements inside the prose and expectations outside it. You can’t have a strong style without a community of readers able to recognize and appreciate its departures from the common usages they know. Much of what is surprising in Green’s text is inevitably lost in translation, in a language, for example, with different rules of deixis; some is lost simply by shifting the book across the Atlantic. ”
Literature without style, by Tim Parks
"Marshall pages through the entire twentieh-century songbook, unconcerned with where it lands him. (…) His virtuosity lies, in part, in his refusal to take on any single persona."