VALENZUELA: I don't have a real message to give. I don't know the solution. But if I believed I did, I would write an essay, a column, even a pamphlet—and never contaminate fiction with a message. On the contrary, I believe fiction is a search shared with the reader.
Luisa Valenzuela, The Art of Fiction No. 170, 2001, interviewed by Ksenija Bilbija in Women at Work Vol. II: Interviews from the Paris Review