Hubert Aquin in Prochain Episode (translated by Penny Williams):
My only activity is to deny my isolation: I grope in disorder for former existences where, instead of being a prisoner, I flew in all directions like a wild missile. And that contradiction, I’m sure, accounts for the wildly fluctuating structure of my work: maniacal alteration between plunging and surfacing. An episode is born every time I sit down to write. Every writing session is a singular event in itself, and only forms a novel to the extent that I bind myself to my shattered past. An event of its own, my book writes me.