Adjectives on the Typewriter

she moves her words like a prizefighter

24 May 2006

On Fiction

"Why do we read fiction anyway? Not to be impressed by somebody's dazzling language—or at least I hope that's not our reason. I think that most of us, anyway, read these stories that we know are not 'true' because we're hungry for another kind of truth: the mythic truth about human nature in general, the particular truth about those life-communities that define our own identity, and the most specific truth of all: our own self-story. Fiction, because it is not about somebody who actually lived in the real world, always has the possibility of being about oneself."

~Orson Scott Card

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

so this means you have started enders game?

May 24, 2006 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Shushan said...

sounds like we've been thinking about some of the same things lately.

I like your quote! :-D

May 24, 2006 at 8:20 PM  
Anonymous RickCapezza said...

I read Vladimir Nabokov to be impressed by his dazzling language.

May 25, 2006 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger em²ile² said...

Dazzling language means very little on its own. One scarcely appreciates a work of art by merely admiring the array of colors it contains.

May 31, 2006 at 2:39 PM  

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