The Year of Reading Dangerously (via 1streading's Blog)

I thought you might enjoy this wonderful overview of the art of reading from 1streading’s blog.

In his essay ‘Mr Difficult’, Jonathan Franzen outlines two contrasting models for fiction. The first he calls the Status model where: “…the best novels are great works of art, the people who manage to write them deserve extraordinary credit, and if the average reader rejects the work it’s because the average reader is a philistine; the value of any novel, even a mediocre one, exists independent of whether people are able to enjoy it.” The second … Read More

via 1streading's Blog


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