Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Quote of the Day (Martin Amis, on the Reader and the Author)

“When we read, we are doing more than delectating words on a page stories, characters, images, notions. We are communing with the mind of the author.”— English novelist, essayist, memoirist, and screenwriter Martin Amis (1949-2023), “Don’t Call Him Mellow Bellow,” originally published in The Guardian (UK), Aug. 17, 1997, republished in The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews, 1971-2000 (2001)

(The image accompanying this post, of Martin Amis in a hotel suite in Cologne, Germany, was taken Mar. 17, 2012 by Maximilian Schonherr.)

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