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Does the novel have to deepen the psychology of its heroes? Certainly the modern novel does, but the ancient legends did not do the same. Oedipus' psychology was deduced by Aeschylus or Freud, but the character is simply there, fixed in a pure and terribly disquieting state.

Umberto Eco


Author Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Italian
Born: January 5, 1932
Died: February 19, 2016


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