Sunday, March 23, 2014

Contract With the Reader

Two Women Reading on the Verandah
Ingham, North Queensland, Australia ~ ca. 1894-1903
photo by Harriett Pettifore Brims, 1864-1939 (below left)

If you're looking for something to read, here's
what I've posted in the past few months on

Reading Buddies

Fiction: Appraising and Grasping the World

A Tree of God

Sixteen Years Ago & Still So Sad

" 'Is it possible to write a reverent novel,' said Nassrin,
'and to have it be good? Besides, the contract with the reader
is that this is not reality, it's an invented world.
There must be some blasted space in life,' she added crossly,
'where we can be offensive, for God's sake' "

(p 50 -- read more).
from Reading Lolita in Tehran
by Azar Nafisi

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