Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Quote of the Day (Virginia Woolf, on Why Reading a Novel is a ‘Difficult and Complex Art’)

“To read a novel is a difficult and complex art. You must be capable not only of great fineness of perception, but of great boldness of imagination if you are going to make use of all that the novelist – the great artist – gives you.” —English novelist-essayist Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), “How Should One Read a Book?,” originally delivered as a lecture at Hayes Court Common School, Kent, England, Jan. 30, 1926, reprinted as a book in 2020

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