Saturday, May 13, 2023

Quote of the Day (Isaac Bashevis Singer, on the Writer as ‘An Entertainer of the Spirit’)

“The storyteller and poet of our time, as in any other time, must be an entertainer of the spirit in the full sense of the word, not just a preacher of social or political ideals. There is no paradise for bored readers and no excuse for tedious literature that does not intrigue the reader, uplift him, give him the joy and the escape that true art always grants.”—Polish-American fiction writer and Nobel Literature laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1991), “Nobel Lecture,” delivered Dec. 8, 1978

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