Raising the level of the sentence…

I am smitten with this book, “Someone,” which just finaled for a National Book Award, and the author, ALICE MCDERMOTT. You might like this interview, too.

I particularly adore this quote by McDermott:

“We are surrounded by story. Story is very accessible to us, more so than ever. But what I think literary fiction does is raise the level of the sentence to be as important as the story the sentence tells. The rhythm, the beauty, the music of it is as important as character and plot.”

You can see and read the entire interview on PBS here:



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