Michael Clune, Writing Against Time, at Nighttown


“Writers want to create vivid images. But is philosophy really so extrinsic to this work? I want to call this assumption into question … Is it true that everyday perception is vivid? The color of the sky on my way to work, the flowers in my neighbors’ yard, my neighbors’ faces — is this really what writers seeking vivacity seek to imitate? I don’t have a particularly vivid impression of the sky on my way to work. I couldn’t say what colors my neighbors’ flowers are. In fact, I’m not even certain that they have flowers. I will shortly present evidence that the feebleness of everyday perception is not my private tragedy.”

Writing Against Time (2)


This entry was posted in Cleveland, writers and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s