Quotes 82

“A novel without a story must work very hard in other ways to be worth reading, and indeed to be read. Some of today’s antistory novels are too deliberately arcane. I think story is essential to the survival of the novel. A novel may be “difficult” but its story can carry and retain the reader who may understand in his own way, even remember and return. Stories are a fundamental human form of thought.”

(Iris Murdoch)

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