Tuesday, March 4, 2014

John Ruskin on the Novel

"The best romance becomes dangerous, if, by its excitement, it renders the ordinary course of life uninteresting, and increases the morbid thirst for useless acquaintance with scenes in which we shall never be called upon to act." 

- John Rushkin, Sesame and Lilies 

If you are a writer or reader, what do you think about Rushkin's claim?  Do you agree/disagree? 
How then should we write (/read)?
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