Saturday, July 16, 2011
"A true literary work, no matter with its genre, is one that makes us see the world or ourselves in a new way. Most writers accomplish this through an imaginative and original use of language, which is why literature has been defined as writing that needs to be read (at least) twice. Great books tend to feel strange. They leave us uncomfortable. They make us turn their pages slowly. We are left shaken and stirred."
--from Michael Dirda's Bound to Please: An Extraordinary One-Volume Literary Education
Posted by LifetimeReader at Saturday, July 16, 2011