Quote The Stone Gods ~ Jeanette Winterson Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Just yesterday, I read the first of Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson, an offbeat Xmas gift from a certain English prof son. Now this. Makes me think she’s known in certain ivory towers previously beyond my ken but not my kin. hmmmmm…
The book this is from is about a “repeating world” and how humans tend to destroy ourselves/resources. It fit really well with my “Remix” literature class a couple of falls ago. It has some pretty strange sexual situations (some including robots), but has excellent things to say about stories and their roles in our lives.
One of my favorite such sayings (paraphrased from memory) is from K Vonnegut: Art doesn’t imitate life; life imitates art. The reason there’s so much violence in the world is that killing someone off is a great, easy way to end a short story.