Monday, February 29, 2016

Art and life …

… Don’t Stop Believing - WSJ. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… what makes “Don Quixote” the first fiction, according to Mr. Egginton, is not just that the reader “knows it is untrue and yet treats it for a time as if it were true,” but that in addition the reader keeps seeing what is going on from differing perspectives. There is no fixed or stable viewpoint; instead, one moment we see the world as Don Quixote sees it, the next as his bumbling squire Sancho Panza sees it, then as the narrator sees it.

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