Interview with Felipe A. Matti

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
As I write, I feel I'm leaving a footstep, a guidance and a mark in the history of my time. I've evolved as I've studied and learnt in the field of Philosophy (the long journey I'm taking to get my Bachelor's Degree), and its trully important to me to leave something afar from shallow. I get shrouded by a mist as I write, my head belongs to the idea I'm forming and I storm in my room and sit and write until my wrist does not respond anymore to my chemistry that goes along at my brain; I get swallowed by whatever I'm writting, either something that stretches the threshold of pain I'm feeling, something obscure or even something relatively happy; and that is exciting to me. Whoever reads me, if any, gets that sensation of someone who is unveiling its soul and spirit and trully giving its all breath and "hálito" at the spilled ink. Its a joy, to get naked and bare handed into a soul fight, because it fails and trembles. Emotionful and guardless is my journey and I love the voyage.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. I do not care, nor feel is important, to have money. Someone who reads me, is someone who cared, who wanted to take my hand and follow the thorny steps of the contemporary philosophy. I'm devoted to anyone who is dumb enough to claim they are my fans. Seriously, I do not regard myself as someone interesting, so I cry and give my warm heart to anyone that says "I like this guy". Well sir, woman, lady, bride, I love you too.
What are you working on next?
Something trully big, my Novum Organum of work. A new language, also I'm translating Anlgo-saxon poetry, and trying to understand anglo-saxon mythology. Its something big.
Who are your favorite authors?
My heart belongs to Jack London. Philosophy wise, I now consider myself a Vitalist so you can go under that root and watch me. Walter Skeat, Tolkien and Seamus Heaney are important to me. Borges, Cortazar, Murakami, Arlt...A bunch load of heroes.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Birds, God, and the sensation of "I want to become someone kids read at school".
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Studying, Jiu-Jitsu, Walking and my beloved friends to whom I owe my life.
What do you read for pleasure?
As I study I'm usually worn out and not keen to read books strictly related to philosophy, as it is for example an essay or anthology of work of any thinker that I might like. Instead, I prefer to give myself certain treats. I usually at the beginning of each year make a queue in which I throw in at least one London book, some philosophy novel and a any book that certainly has cultural importance (like The Leviathan for example). After that utopic list is done, I usually grab my few couple of bucks I got to "spend in something important and awesome", I go to those second hand book stores, where there are those old, used, torn appart masterpieces that no one cares anymore, and I add them to my collection; there they lay then, on my little shelf, awaiting for a sneak peek and certainly some day being read. I'm drawn to explore worlds I don't usually go to, at least once a month, that is poetry and classical languages books and anglo-saxon's books, in order to translate them, or even look for investigation of any sort. So basically, I swim and certainly not succeed in the pool, amongst tons of books that I little by little finish reading.
Describe your desk
Dirty, messy and never organized.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Independence. I'm not forced to change and I can enjoy my voice, being me. Usually they rewrite you, indulge you, change a whole bunch of things that maybe you delivered with sweat, tears, being devoured by thoughts and having your soul gave in. And that is just criminal, stupid, people who read you and appreciate you, that is the importance, and never let go what you believe in and what is the prop of your writting.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Hugely. Im devoted to this platform. After editting and following the guideline as exact as I could, I grew as a writer in a extensive manner; I am trully happy.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember a whole bunch, but they were read to me by my father; to whom everything I write is dedicated to. I have a strong recolection of the first time I fell in love with literature, and that was when my father read to me Fiser's masterpice The knight in rusty armor. That was a backlash to my stupid little brain, the growth, the importance of being humble; its my life guideline and journal; followed by later the discover of Maynard James Keenan's humbling lyrics and of course martial art's egoless umbral. Also, another book that comes to my mind is The Hobbit, that is also over there, back in my mind, as one of the firsts.
But, nontheless, something that was one of the first things I've read by my own was Lewis' Narnia; and also my first encounter to a book based movie, I was disgusted I remember by how they omitted the strong simble Aslan has with God and also how Narnia is that strong escape those kids have from the horrors of a ever-lasting war. The actors were good though.
Published 2017-11-29.
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Books by This Author

La desvergüenza del Sol
Price: Free! Words: 11,440. Language: Spanish. Published: October 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Drama/Theatrical, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Uno de los escritos de mayor profundidad reflectiva de Felipe A. Matti. Una dedicatoria donde se autoinquiere sus principios y analiza sus fallas argumentativas; un diálogo donde se examinan sus propias dudas y se enfrenta a su propio contraargumento; una serie de poemas donde se expresa su incertidumbre como también poder reflectivo sobre los cimientos de su filosofía.
Elementos de un vitalismo trascendental
Price: Free! Words: 9,020. Language: Spanish. Published: July 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Methodology, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
¿Cómo es que pienso? Eso mismo me pregunté, y eso mismo aquí intenté responderme. Tímidamente busqué de a poco encaminar mi pensmiento y poder trasladarlo al mundo escrito, abandonar la comodidad de mi propia confidencia e ir fuera de mí, exhortado a poder explicarme y saber de dónde es que debo comenzar cuando quiero pensar, cuáles son mis principios.
Semillas y Soliloquios
Price: Free! Words: 42,150. Language: Spanish. Published: March 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Essay » Author profile
El libro busca llegar a un público de cierta amplitud con una propuesta intrínseca y reflexiva para con la filosofía y el amor a aquél andar de camino que pretende todo hombre en cuanto cuitado se somete a la auto-reflexión. Dividido en dos partes, una enfocada en el trato de filosofía a través de la literatura y luego la otra en la cual se posa luz cenital sobra la filosofía de manera personal.
La Orquesta del fuego invernal
Price: Free! Words: 35,710. Language: Spanish. Published: November 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Una propuesta filosófica a la historia del hombre, al cómo él se ha vuelto un problema a sí mismo. En un presente distópico la exacerbación de la razón ha marginalizado al predilecto de la naturaleza. Encabezada por Ekrin y un grupo de camaradas se forma "La Alianza"; cuyo propósito es derrocar un gobierno tergiversado por su necitud a tal punto que ha generado un abismo entre sí y Gea.