Arnon Grunberg

Bedtime stories


In preparation for the course I’m going to teach at the university of Leiden I had a conversation with the sociologist J. Goudsblom. We spoke about nihilism, truth and morality among other things.
At a certain point he said: “A lot of what's called morals is nothing but bedtime stories.” (“praatjes voor de Vaak”)
Then he looked at me and said: “That’s what your novels are saying too, right?”