Friday, November 02, 2007

What Reading Novels Can Change

This is the answer to what I have been seeking for a long time. Why should people read novels, in fact, why should people read any fiction at all? What do they get by immersing themselves in what happens in other peoples' minds, their dreams, their aspirations, and, generally, what they go through in their lives. How does reading about other people touch us, like a good music score touches us, so does a good movie. Amos Oz, original name Amos Klausner, Israeli novelist, short-story writer, and essayist has a lot to say in this Britannica Blog article (What Reading Novels Can Change -Britannica Blog).

Do read and comment.

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