...Eudora acknowledged that a reader may have a conception of a novel that differs from that of the writer, but she contended that this difference 'is neither so strange nor so important as the vital fact that a connection has been made between them.' The novel, she argued, 'is made by the imagination for the imagination.'
-- from Eudora Welty: a biography, by Suzanne Marrs
I'd like to think so, and this would make book reviews harder to write and much more interesting to read. Does this speak to you?
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