Writing and The Reader

22 Feb

“Sometimes writing is to expose pain, to rip the scales from the eyes of the reader, from the eyes of the poor writer. Sometimes writing is to take you (the reader, the writer, the bystander) to a terrible edge, forcing you to transform, to live differently, to die differently — it is compassionate, yes, but it isn’t healing. It doesn’t alleviate anything. It seduces, it exposes, it explodes, it kills. You hurt yourself on it, the way you show your pale body to a dangerous lover, the way you take a sickening look down the sheer side of a building or cliff, the way those things feel intense, destructive, creative, brutal, hopeful,”

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One Response to “Writing and The Reader”

  1. Sylvester Polyak March 19, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    I always was interested in this subject and stock still am, thanks for posting.

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