Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Reading The Meaning...

These lines from Flannery O' Connor made me stop and think more deeply about how I read books...

"Some people have the notion that you read the story and then climb out of it into the meaning, but for the fiction writer himself the whole story is the meaning, because it is an experience, not an abstraction."
-Flannery O'Connor
Seize The Day!
-StrongJoy

2 comments:

Aldawen said...

Great quote!! Flannery O'Connor is excellent...

anya said...

Wow! You put that Lewis quote up for the quote of the week! I feel quite honored (in a round-about sort of fashion... ^_^)

I just read Edgar Allen Poe's short story The Pit and the Pendulum and my Omnibus book was talking about how Poe wanted to write stories which are just... stories, and didn't have any deeper meaning, and how that is really not possible to do!