Why Finish Books?

Ho trovato interessante, thought provoking, questo articolo di Tim Parks sul perché spesso non finisce di leggere un libro, anche se gli piace (accade anche a me), e sul perché uno scrittore spesso non finisce un libro. Le due cose sono collegate. "Kafka remarked that beyond a certain point a writer might decide to finish his or her novel at any moment, with any sentence; it really was an arbitrary question, like where to cut a piece of string, and in fact both The Castle and America are left unfinished, while The Trial is tidied away with the indecent haste of someone who has decided enough is enough. ... All these writers it seems to me, by suggesting that beyond a certain point a book might end anywhere, legitimize the notion that the reader may choose for him or herself, without detracting anything from the experience, where to bow out (of Proust’s Recherche for example, or The Magic Mountain)".nybooks.

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