Sunday, February 14, 2010
Many Are Called
In conceiving a work, the imaginative writer also imagines its significance. If he does his job well, his imagined audience imagines things it’s never imagined before. In your hand is a book. Can you imagine, for one precious, lonely moment, the imagination required to place it there? Or to make it disappear, unwritten, without a sound? All the more so if your hand’s a desert, and you’re miles from any town. What will you imagine now? The writer’s fear? His hunger? Your own?
Recently Linked: It’s a pleasure to welcome Noxalio as a new follower of Recently Banned Literature. And this leads us to two interesting blogs: Noxalio and noxpix, which readers will also find linked in the “Reading Room.”
In the Forum: the pain; the angst; the withdrawal.