Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Page-Turning Prayer

Andrew Brobyn unpacks one of the anxieties behind Jim Johnstone's "rationally painful" book:
As I close Dog Ear, the purpose of Johnstone’s page-turning prayer becomes clear; this is the perpetual, ritualistic practice of a writer conquering by writing that feeling that most afflicts writers—fear. Fear of being forgotten with death; fear of being not-gotten in life; fear of not fitting in with the rest; and fear not doing your best with the time allotted to you, regardless of what convention expects.

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