Tuesday, May 15, 2012

“Is the novel a space of risk and adventure, or a refuge from the world?” Tim Parks on Fear and Literature

Fear and Literature by Tim Parks | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

This quote appeared in my Twitter feed, and my initial response was novels are both spaces for risk and adventure, and a refuge.  I have certainly used reading as a means to explore the world beyond my immediate situation, and as a means to escape and hide from the world.  What about you, how would you answer this question?

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