The Writing Process

Letterman: Tell us a little about your book, A Crackup at the Race Riots.

(Harmony Korine starts laughing)

Letterman: This, by the way, is why they invented child-proof caps. Right here.

(Korine sits back)

Korine: It’s my first novel. I wanted to write a–

Letterman: Are you a novelist?

Korine: Yeah. (nodding)

Letterman: You’re a filmmaker, I guess it doesn’t make any difference, you’re just a creative entity.

Korine: I just work a lot and (shrugs) I wanted to write the great American novel. Or a novel. I just wanted it to be American.

April 3, 1998

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