Why we read

“But we enter into books as if into a conspiracy; for company, of course, and narrative, and romance; for advice on how to be decent and brave; for a slice of the strange, the shock of the Other, the witness not yet heard from, archeologies forgotten, ignored, or despised; and also for radiance and transcendence, that radioactive glow of genius in the dark.”

John Leonard
in the Introduction to
Tell Me a Riddle
by Tillie Olsen

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