Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Professional eyewitness ...

... The Long Night | Books and Culture.

Adventure stories usually tell of the adventurer's having accomplished something: conquered the dragon, survived the dark forest, married the princess. Tales of adventurous journalists, however, are at best stories of people who go out to see rather than to do. Their finest accomplishments come when, like daring flies, they manage to sneak in and cling to the wall, eavesdropping while others make things happen.

1 comment:

  1. u r very scathing of the profession for someone who belonged to it :)