Sunday Book-Thought 74

A book exists at the intersection of the author’s subconscious and the reader’s response. An author’s career exists in the same way. A writer worries away at a jumble of thoughts, building them into a device that communicates, but the writer doesn’t know what’s been communicated until it’s possible to see it communicated.
After thirty years, a writer looks back and sees a career of a certain shape, utterly unanticipated.
William GibsonDistrust That Particular Flavor [reprinted essay: Talk for Book Expo, New York] (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2012), p. 26.

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