Consequently no definitive, no merely truthful explanation of my written work and films should be expected from these pages (a definitive explanation straight from the author's mouth!)--how they really work, their real significance. I've said I'm not a truthful man, but nor do I tell lies, which would come to the same thing. I'm a sort of resolute, ill-equipped, imprudent explorer who doesn't believe in the country in which is is mapping out a possible road, day by day. I'm not an intellectual guru but a companion on the path of discovery and hazardous research. And it is still a work of fiction that I venture here.