Monday, March 24, 2008

On the Greatness of Literature

Literature is great if through it I experience for myself the joy and sorrow of its characters, and thereby know of the love I have for them, or if it taps into some deep longing of my heart. Without this, a story is only fun or interesting, not great.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But that very greatness through which we too become ripples in the pools of empathy gathers energy from those paddling away from the mundane.