[ilds] conspiracy

Richard Pine richardpin at eircom.net
Mon Jul 9 08:27:30 PDT 2007


No way!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pamela Francis" <albigensian at hotmail.com>
To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: [ilds] conspiracy


> 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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