Monday, September 08, 2008

Silences

By Tillie Olsen, who is from here.  It's funny, I knew she was but I hadn't connected her name to her books.  Context is everything as they say.  As is location. 

This book is fascinating.  And particularly resonant today.  Her description of the fight to write, and Kafka's and Woolf, Conrad and James.  Those portions are the reason I will be purchasing this book, after I return it to the library.  ETA:  just did.

All the silences...  I have been known to note that the best stories are the untold ones, the silent ones that are held close.  I don't wholly believe that, but on some days, some part of me does.

Have a great evening.

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