Tuesday, August 28, 2012

News at Eleven: The novel is a specific but not fixed form

of storytelling, in the same way as the romantic lyric, or the sonnet, is a form of poetry. The two deep patterns are story and poem.

There are two essential instincts in engaging with the world through language. The first is the cry of encounter linked to the desire to name; the second is the evaluation of options as a result of the encounter.

from The Guardian: The death of the novel will presage a rebirth of writing


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