[ilds] words written and read and shared

Lois Rees loisrees at yahoo.com
Mon May 5 10:43:52 PDT 2008


This is an empty-headed remark.  It means nothing.  And it attempts to turn everything into nothing.  

Lois



william godshalk <godshawl at email.uc.edu> wrote: Actually, Bruce, you are reading the words contained in the OED. 
These words do not belong to any particular reader or writer.

Durrell took these words and put them in to form.

But he's dead.

And all you have is words, words, words.

If you admire the form of the words, good.

But a dead author is a dead author -- whether you like to read her or 
him, or not.

You can't share a beer with Larry and ask him what he thinks. And 
listen to him lie.

At 01:05 PM 5/3/2008, you wrote:
>Bill,
>
>I'm reading the words of authors.  I'm not reading readers who read words.
>
>
>Bruce
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
> >From: william godshalk 
> >Sent: May 3, 2008 10:01 AM
> >To: Bruce Redwine 
, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
> >Subject: Re: [ilds] Author v. Reader
> >
> >Bruce,
> >
> >Durrell is dead, gone, kaput.
> >
> >What remains?
> >
> >Words.
> >
> >Who must read the words?
> >
> >Readers.
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