Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Theory / Literature

Reading Sarraute this evening, and nodding vigorously in agreement, I find myself wondering what it is I'm agreeing with.

Do I respond to Sarraute's ideas because they echo my own hazy convictions as a reader and a writer? Or is it her response to writing that seems to echo my own, and convinces me to accept her her ideas?

Is there a difference? How can one tell?

And if there is a difference, and one can tell, which is the greater achievement?

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