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How Could You Like That Book?

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“On the other hand, I do spend endless hours mulling over the mystery of what others like. Again and again the question arises: How can they?” Tim Parks asks us why we enjoy reading what we read at The New York Review of Books. For Millions readers’ favorites, check out October’s Top 10.

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One Response to “How Could You Like That Book?”

  1. steven augustine
    at 5:09 pm on September 25, 2016

    Tim Parks (“How Could You Like That Book?” NYR Daily, Nov 10, 2015) writes:

    “Could this be the function, then, or at least one important function of fiction: to make us aware of our differences? To have our contrasting positions emerge in response to these highly complex cultural artifacts? […]

    If this is the case, then, the important thing would be, first, really to understand one’s own reaction, to observe it with great care; and, second, to articulate it honestly, without any fudging for fear that others might disagree.”

    It makes me want to throw bags of cash at him.

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