American novelist, essayist, and critic
WORDS ABOUT WORDS
Never will I forget my naive astonishment at discovering that there existed another person who loved words in much the same sputtering and agonised way that I did, who fought them and cursed them and cried over them and stood back, dazzled and agog in admiration of them. After all those years isolated in my hometown, shut up in my bedroom reading books, I had thought I was the only person in the world so afflicted.
Donna Tartt, American novelist, essayist, and critic, The Guardian, July 20, 2002
Posted on May 20, 2004 at 4:41 PM