“Árbol de Letras” Magazine, Santiago – Chile, 5th of April, 1968
Any central subject, a kind of fixation, would be the key of your vast literary work?
– No. Experience has provided me the themes. I write of what I know, of what life has made me feel. I am a writer who has lived in many settings and had the fortune of entering Chilean literature after knowing much of Argentina and Chile.
This explains the great variety of your scenarios and the natural quality -nothing bookish- of your work. In your narrative flows hundreds of folk characters, workers with paltry wages, vagabonds, criminals, illiterates, humble masters of all trades. These men lives, they prevail on, however, you avoid phonetic reproduction of their language, the linguistic naturalism…