FROM THIS IS THINKING | ALAN DAVIES
Book centered writing.
In the most blatant triadization of things we
have the writer and the book and the reader.
Writer centered writing is practiced by most
Writer centered writing is practiced by most (if
not all) writers. And it is the most appreciated
by critics who despite their protestations to the
contrary will always know more about a writing
person (another "themself") than they will ever
know about writing.
Reader centered writing is most desired by
writers. Who among them does not want
primarily to be read? And among them who
does not remember best their own first and
early pleasures at that (the reading) end of the
Every good book is a sentient book.
Every book is sentient.
What is its experience of being written?
Of being read?
What does it want? And what does it get?
(The book is a mind of its own.)