Sunday, October 04, 2009

Alienation

All writers are aliens. This is what your mother warned you about. That is if you had the kind of mother who warned you about such things. There are mothers who warn about other things, such as the suburbs, marriage, domesticity, nursing school, as if they were pods thick with ooze and entrapment. These are rare. The character who is alienated is always the central character in any text read by an alienated reader.

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