Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Quote of the day

"You can only achieve an exemplary kind of novelty if it is not, primarily, what you are trying to achieve. As an end in itself, stylistic innovation is merely a way of showing off, a useless if mildly entertaining trapeze act; only when harnessed to the author’s fervent truth-telling does it become significant."

Wendy Lesser, in an excerpt from her book Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure Of Books.

(Thanks to Adam for the link.)

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