Monday, March 14, 2011

experiencing life in all its darkness and all its light

What a strange way for a literature professor to come to understand why we really need literature: "through literature, they were experiencing life in all its darkness and all its light, without suffering any of the consequences. Literature was fulfilling its best purpose, as I see it now." One hopes the message gets out to everyone else who studies, reads, and teachs literature, for this is truly what it's all about.
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