Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Reading is an act of resistance (but then you're reading this online, right?)

"Reading is an act of resistance in a landscape of distraction.... It requires us to pace ourselves. It returns us to a reckoning with time. In the midst of a book, we have no choice but to be patient, to take each thing in its moment, to let the narrative prevail. We regain the world by withdrawing from it just a little, by stepping back from the noise."

-David Ulin

Read the article in which this passage is quoted here in the Independent.

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