The world cannot be saved, in any of the several senses of the word. This is why reading matters. If art really is some kind of compensation or restitution for what we lack in our lives, and I believe that among many other things it is, it can be so only by providing something different from what we already have, not merely by reflecting or reflecting upon those lives and those myriad lacks.
Ian McEwan on the writing life. The self in the most determinedly confessional poem is still a mask, a construct. I mean only for a page or two, but a page or two is all you need. You can do this on the page or in real life, and no one blinks.
After all, writers have been doing this since the ancient Greeks. We are constantly on the lookout for analogies, patterns and oddities in nature and in relationships. It is the one book that provided a continuing market for the others mentioned here. You just think about these people until they become real to you and you can inhabit their bodies, for a short space of time.
I have an intense desire to rescue these things that have touched me and place them somewhere for safekeeping, which is both impossible and utterly necessary. We must listen until we understand what war really does — to soldiers, to civilians, to ourselves. Apart from reading, what is it that makes someone want to write and what happens on the path to becoming an author?
In France inHenri Barbusse published Under Fireone of the few accounts to come out while the war still raged. The idea that you would lose control has always horrified me, and I suppose this is a very controlled form of writing. Journalists, experts, female soldiers and veterans share their experiences and discuss issues including women in combat, sexual assault in the military and inadequate benefits for female veterans.
Thus poetry continues, despite the frequent reports of its death. It can indeed open the eyes of civilians enough to make them feel sympathy and compassion — even about combat, even about sexual assault, even about war trauma.
As Allen Grossman suggests, poetry aims at the end of poetry, which is unattainable the ends of poetry are the end of poetry. And oh, the satisfaction when you find Just The Right Word — is there a better feeling in the world? But the general wish to keep writing, to go at it, to find the new poem, the new subject immediately is quite an interesting experiment.
Writers whose work was destroyed before completion include L.The Guardian - Back to home. Make a It's not just thinking it would be nice to write something about the Crimean war, it's having some particular way in mind of writing something about the.
Feb 11, · Why Do Writers Write? By Stanley Fish February 11, pm February 11, Four years ago, Disunion convened a panel of experts to discuss the outbreak of the Civil War. Now, those experts are back to discuss the war’s end, and its legacy.
3 Reasons Writers Read Books. by Joe Bunting | comments. enough. I don’t want to make it harder. For me, though, reading inspires, instructs, and helps me connect with other authors more than any other habit. Why Writers Read.
I enjoy reading, but even more, I enjoy how reading affects my writing. War: For Whom the Bell. Why We Write About War. Posted on January 11, March 16, The Military Writers Guild Posted in Members' Work. The memories and emotions flooded back as I scanned over the ink on the pages.
Although I’d self-published Leaving the Wire digitally a while back, there was a new set of feelings invoked by holding my story in my hands. It. The next part is to write about why I chose to write poetry and not a story. My poems are based around some of Phillip Larken’s work. They are to do with people watching.
Why do we read fiction and why do we write fiction? Here's a little video about my thoughts on the matter.
What do you think? If you like to read, here's what I cover in the video.Download