Drawing on the rapidly developing alliances between cognitive psychology and aesthetics, in the work of Jean-Marie Schaeffer, for example, she presents reading as an activity where, as we go back and forth between the text and our everyday surroundings, we can view the world through the borrowed lens of the book, and also, if we wish, reshape our lives in harmony with the writer’s vision as imparted through his style.
Note: a life irradiated by fiction:
in the Literary Criticism section of The Times Literary Supplement
by MICHAEL SHERINGHAM
Shared on October 9th, 2011 from Kindle