Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Thomas Penman in the Bookshop

A Clergyman's Daughter by George Orwell

"to read is to surrender oneself to an endless displacement of curiosity and desire from one sentence to another, from one action to another, from one level of a text to another. The text unveils itself before us, but never allows itself to be possessed; and instead of trying to possess it we should take pleasure in its teasing" - David Lodge

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