[ilds] RG Justine 1.4 -- active reading & Justine

Durrell School of Corfu durrells at otenet.gr
Tue Apr 17 00:01:15 PDT 2007


If a book is unputdownable, it must have something to do with the author's 
power over the words, and the words' power over the reader.
Richard Pine
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From: "william godshalk" <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
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Subject: Re: [ilds] RG Justine 1.4 -- active reading & Justine


>
>>"My impression, reading Durrell, is that he is controlling his
>>effects to a very high degree, and also controlling his reader."
>
> Michael, if a writer can actually control a reader, how do you
> account for multiple readings? After all, novels are words on a page
> or on a screen. And the words do not interpret themselves.
>
> I can close the book, but the book can't force me to keep it open. To
> prove that, I just closed the four editions of Justine that I have on
> the desk before me. Done.
>
> Bill
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