The sublime everyday

June 30, 2014 | 3 books mentioned

Tom Perotta, author of  Little Children and The Leftoverstalks about how he learned to write about ordinary life from Thornton Wilder’s play, Our Town“The tragedy is that, while we’re alive, we don’t view our days in the knowledge that all things must pass. We don’t—we can’t—value our lives, our loved ones, with the urgent knowledge that they’ll one day be gone forever.”

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