WORDS ABOUT WORDS
I am not, by the way, unaware of the absurdity of believing one can learn goodness through the medium of print. Bookish people, who are often maladroit people, persist in thinking they can master any subtlety so long as it's been shaped into acceptable expository prose.
Carol Shields, Canadian novelist, Unless, 2002
Posted on January 11, 2001 at 7:26 AM