Jul 05
theparisreview:

“The expectation is that books are supposed to reach conclusions that bring all the things that have been going on to an end so the reader can stop thinking about them. I avoid conclusions, not just to frustrate readers but to make them realize that they’re going to have to take the book for what it is—a piece of writing that exists on its own and whose essential interest is its process. Isn’t that the way life is, after all? No conclusions, no escape, until the very end.”
—Harry Mathews, The Art of Fiction No. 191

I love this! Yes, that’s exactly the way life is.

theparisreview:

“The expectation is that books are supposed to reach conclusions that bring all the things that have been going on to an end so the reader can stop thinking about them. I avoid conclusions, not just to frustrate readers but to make them realize that they’re going to have to take the book for what it is—a piece of writing that exists on its own and whose essential interest is its process. Isn’t that the way life is, after all? No conclusions, no escape, until the very end.”

Harry Mathews, The Art of Fiction No. 191

I love this! Yes, that’s exactly the way life is.

109 Notes

  1. portinfinite reblogged this from theparisreview
  2. marmorad reblogged this from unexposedexposae
  3. unexposedexposae reblogged this from suwailem
  4. suwailem reblogged this from lieandsneak
  5. rweka reblogged this from lieandsneak
  6. devilitself reblogged this from twistedcall
  7. twistedcall reblogged this from lieandsneak
  8. lieandsneak reblogged this from moonwvlker
  9. moonwvlker reblogged this from theparisreview
  10. turnyourlightsdownlow21 reblogged this from loopypool
  11. tothesky reblogged this from theparisreview
  12. xxdalvesxx reblogged this from theparisreview
  13. kelseypmft reblogged this from theparisreview and added:
    I love this! Yes, that’s exactly the way life is.
  14. infant-tyrone reblogged this from unabridgedbookstore
  15. withyourcrooked-heart reblogged this from profoundempathy
  16. adressforeverydayinfebruary reblogged this from theparisreview
  17. profoundempathy reblogged this from theparisreview
  18. brunchinapril reblogged this from theparisreview
  19. poets-never-kill reblogged this from theparisreview and added:
    yes.
  20. rviarsstudio reblogged this from theparisreview
  21. ineveryheart reblogged this from theparisreview
  22. artsyrants reblogged this from theparisreview
  23. theheartandthehead reblogged this from theparisreview
  24. thissacredheart reblogged this from theparisreview
  25. a-mass-musing reblogged this from theparisreview and added:
    “The expectation is that books are supposed to reach conclusions that bring all the things that have been going on to an...
  26. sendforbromina reblogged this from theparisreview
  27. yger reblogged this from theparisreview
  28. litpursuits reblogged this from theparisreview
  29. thoughtwovensails reblogged this from theparisreview
  30. backyardtub reblogged this from theparisreview

I Like

I Say

loading...

Ask me anything