For lovers of essays on writing, this book by Ruefle is a must read. I have it on my wishlist. Click here to read the NY Times review.
Reblogged from mythologyofblue
By some miracle I cannot figure out, it was given to me to hear these voices, and all these examples of a human life were speaking, and when I listened carefully I could hear that they were speaking about speaking, and when I listen carefully to them speaking about speaking I could hear they were singing about listening. And that has been a long journey for me, of listening.
I continue to write because I have not yet heard what I have been listening to.
~ Mary Ruefle, from Madness, Rack, and Honey
[Image: Matthais Heiderich]
Music by The Tallest Man on Earth, “Kids on the Run”
- “Follow the tugs in your heart. I think that everyone gets these gentle urges and should listen to them. Even if they sound absolutely insane, they may be worth going for.” ~ Victoria Moran (poietes.wordpress.com)
- Shall We Debate the Greatest Line in Literature, or Would You Prefer Not To? (joeponepinto.com)