Friday, January 27, 2017

Richard Powers OPERATION WANDERING SOUL

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...to pretend, to live as if life might yet lead all the way to unexpected deliverance, is the best way to keep from dying in midfable ...the promise of fiction, the pleasure, our one moral obligation ...the shape of the storied curve--the beginning, development, complication, end. It is the point of being, the thing bones were built for, broken by, the land all leaps aim at, the link, the hovering conclusion, her whole-body therapy, the reading cure.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Literary Analysis on many levels

When we read deeply, we analyze not only the book in hand, but also the the writer's point of view in addition to our own as it rubs up against the writer's.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/26/move-over-freud-literary-fiction-is-the-best-therapy