Sunday, June 12, 2011

"What a pause does is remind us of the passage of time" - Jennifer Egan, writer of A Visit from the Goodsquad, on this Sunday's edition of Writers and Company on cbc radio.

I love this quote, because Egan is a writer I imagine in my head that she's talking about commas. The idea of a tiny comma on a page being a signifier for something as meaningful and conceptually fluid as "the passage of time" is just lovely. Also I'm reading a Visit Fom the Goonsquad.

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