Posts Tagged ‘authorial authority’

Who Reads You?

October 3, 2010

Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours, has a lot to say in this op-ed piece about the nature of writing and who we are – or should be – writing our books to.

Michael Cunningham, Op-Ed Contributor – Found in Translation –

Let’s take as an example one of the most famous lines in literature: “Call me Ishmael.” That, as I suspect you know, is the opening sentence of Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick.” We still recognize that line, after more than 150 years.

NY Times

Bob Mustin