Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Art of Reading. Sacrifice.


"The primordial relationship between writer and reader presents a wonderful paradox: in creating the role of the reader, the writer also decrees the writer's death, since in order that a text be finished the writer must withdraw, cease to exist... All writing depends on the generosity of the reader."

Alberto Manguel, The History of Reading, p.179,

2 comments:

Jennifer F. Armstrong said...

And, as Marechera would have it, the continual sacrifice of the author in revealing all.

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Eshuneutics said...

Yes, the nature of sacrifice must vary for authors, be relative.