Sunday, August 21, 2005

See Jane Write

The following is from A Round-Heeled Woman by Jane Juska ( a thoroughly entertaining read I highly recommend - the older you are, the more I recommend it).

"One ought not to fall in love with someone by way of their writing. One must be especially careful if the writing is good, for then one assumes the writer is good, funny, clever, profound, sensitive, smart, wise, loving, and true. It is unfair to the writer and dangerous to the reader to hold the writer to the standards of his writing, for in his writing, the writer is his best self; in person, he is a person, and we all know what that means."