Monday, July 21, 2008

Annie Dillard on narrative shattering

"The use of narrative collage is particularly adapted to various twentieth-century treatments of time and space. Time no longer courses in a great and widening stream, a stream upon which the narrative consciousness floats, passing fixed landmarks in orderly progression, and growing in wisdom. Instead, time is a flattened landscape, a land of unlinked lakes seen from the air. There is no requirement that the intervals between bits represent equal intervals of elapsed time."

Living By Fiction
, 1982



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