Wednesday, November 26, 2008

to make us less afraid

"Kundera argues that the novel's purpose is not to uplift us, or to provide moral guidance, but to make us less afraid." Susan Salter Reynolds • Los Angeles Times

2 comments:

a cat of impossible colour said...

What a great quote. It sort of resonates with what I just posted - serendipity is a serendipitous thing.

Mary McCallum said...

Isn't it wonderful the way blogs speak to each other unexpectedly? I flicked to yours (as I always do) and there it was - the way novels make us less afraid.