[ilds] conspiracy

Pamela Francis albigensian at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 9 07:22:11 PDT 2007


Richard--I would say that the fact that you "read"--as opposed to racing 
Nascar or whatever else people who don't read do--is your way of making 
sense of the world.


>Reply-To: Richard Pine <richardpin at eircom.net>, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
>Subject: Re: [ilds] conspiracy
>Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 08:52:49 +0100
>
>I couldn't read a book in the hope/expectation that it would help to make
>sense of the world. Newspapers, maybe. I read a book to see what the author
>has said, and, after that, to see where it fits in with my own viewpoints. 
>I
>might be persuaded by that book to think differentloy from the way I 
>already
>do think, maybe slightly, maybe more than slightly (I've hardly ever read a
>book that had a major impact on the way I think, or the way I see the 
>world)
>but I wouldn't start out with an expectation of it 'making sense of the
>world' - however open-minded I might like to think I am.
>RP
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Pamela Francis" <albigensian at hotmail.com>
>To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
>Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2007 7:50 PM
>Subject: Re: [ilds] conspiracy
>
>
> > Charles says:
> > Following Swinburne's lead, I would be most surprised at a great
> >>work coming from any poet or novelist who set out save the world with 
>his
> >>or her work.
> >
> > "Making sense of the world" is not "saving" the world and i never said 
>it
> > was.  I know that literature will never save us from George W. Bush or
> > Ossama Bin Laden or Paris Hilton.  But I read to help me make sense of 
>MY
> > world, and I will stand by my claim that many others read for the same
> > reason.  Pamela
> >
> >
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