writer’s role II

“Writers … are obliged to try to understand the forces that shape us. They seek to give us a more truthful sense of things, a more nuanced sense of the world we inhabit. They oppose simplification and mystification. They are interested in complex readings informed by history. They write to help us understand what, for many, eludes understanding.”

Steve Wasserman on Susan Sontag, 1 July 2015

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