Saturday, October 2, 2010
I find this in the NYTBR Jeanette Winterson review of By Nightfall, the new Michael Cunningham novel.
I find it, and I celebrate it:
Good novels are novels that provoke us to argue with the writer, not just novels that make us feel magically, mysteriously at home. A novel in which everything is perfect is a waxwork. A novel that is alive is never perfect.