Thursday, February 02, 2006

Your World or Mine?

Arthur Krystal on the effect of the passage of years on the reading experience:

As children, we crossed wide-eyed and trusting into the writer’s world; as adults, we invite the writer into ours and hold him accountable for how he behaves there.

From Arthur Krystal, "Kid Roberts and Me: The Leather Pushers, by H.C. Witwer" in Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005) at 68.

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