The narrative of serial art works more like music than like literature.
Shouldn't the cascades of extinction and rapid planetary warming register in our literature?
Life develops, changes, is in motion. The forms of literature are not.
Literature at its fullest takes human nature as its theme. That's the kind of writing that interests me.
Nineteenth-century English literature I know; 19th-century sewage systems, not so much.
Literature has its own life, even in a dictatorship like the Soviet Union.
My father was a teacher of the Russian language and literature in high school.
It's funny, in literature no one ever goes to the lavatory.
When you kill somebody in the movies, it matters, whereas in literature it can be allegorical.
And I found both literature and the church very dramatic presences in the world of the 1950s.
The object of Literature is to instruct, to animate, or to amuse.
All great works of literature either dissolve a genre or invent one.