Chicano Poet

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Interesting read over at Jim Murdoch's place.

During an interview Oprah Winfrey asked the Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison: “Do people ever say they have to go over certain passages a bunch of times?” to which Morrison replied: “That, my dear, is called reading.”

I've written about reading before but I'd like to dwell a bit on close reading. Vladimir Nabokov suggested that, "In reading, one should notice and fondle the details." Consider for a moment the concept of speed-fondling. Okay, it's a fun concept, take a few more seconds – enjoy.

Right. Enough of that you at the back. Pay attention.


At 7:02 PM, Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

Yes, I thought it was too. Thanks for the mention.


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