Sunday, June 23, 2013

Daily Dose

From The Journals of Andre Gide, Volume II, 1914 - 1927, translated and annotated by Justin O'Brien


"The good writing I admire is that which, without calling too much attention to itself, checks and delays the reader and forces his his thought to proceed slowly.  I want his attention to sink at every step into a rich soil that is deeply broken up.  But what the reader generally looks for is a kind of endless belt that will carry him along."

From 17 June, 1923

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