Saturday, May 29, 2010

Within

I always have the sense that the words are coming out of my body, not just my mind. (…) There’s something about the rhythms of language that correspond to the rhythms of our own bodies. An attentive reader is finding meanings in the book that can’t be articulated, finding them in his or her body. I think this is what so many people don’t understand about fiction. Poetry is supposed to be musical. But people don’t understand prose. They’re so used to reading journalism - clunky, functional sentences that convey factual information. Facts… just the surfaces of things.

Paul Auster, interviewed by Jonathan Lethem (the Believer Book of Writers talking to Writers)

4 comments:

N said...

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nurulshima said...

agree, facts are just the surface :)

thekingpin68 said...

I like the red eye patch. I just recently had a vitrectomy.

Russ (Blogger next blog)