Wednesday, June 14, 2017
A Minute Meditation
"If real people could cohabit with the creatures of their imagination--say, in a novel--then what sort of children would be the fruit of their union: changelings?"
-- Lawrence Durrell --
Constance or Solitary Practices
One of the joys of rereading--discovering little gems anew. This is the germ of the idea that describes part of the charm of "The Avignon Quintet," for several of the characters in Blanford's novel interact with Blanford and his friends. Constance, for example, remarks upon meeting Sutcliffe that she was surprised because she thought Sutcliffe was a fictional character.
I wonder how I would react if I met characters from a novel I had read.