Monday, May 28, 2012

Entertainment Is Fiction's Purpose - Edgar Rice Burroughs

"THE fiction writer should read most anything but fiction. He should be able to find entertainment in every form of sport, whether he is able to take an active part in it or not. He should enjoy a variety of games and other activities that keep his mind young and supple. Please remember that I am speaking only of writers of highly imaginative fiction; concerning the others I know nothing. But the fiction writer to whom I refer should be what my two sons call monkey-minded—that is, have the tendency to caper erratically through the forest of human knowledge, swinging form tree to tree, tasting the fruits of many." 3.5 out of 5 http://thejohncarterfiles.com/2012/05/edgar-rice-burroughs-in-1930-on-the-purpose-of-entertainment-fiction/

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