Sunday, October 6

Power of the written word

You need to know about Joseph Conrad and his writing before you take offense or get your panties in a wad about the use of the word nigger in this post. PatriotUSA

My task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel — it is, before all, to make you see. That — and no more, and it is everything. If I succeed, you shall find there according to your deserts: encouragement, consolation, fear, charm — all you demand; and, perhaps, also that glimpse of truth for which you have forgotten to ask. Joseph Conrad

 Joseph Conrad, Preface to The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'

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1 comment:

Bill Trantham said...

When we begin to fear words or allow others to censure our use of them, we begin to abdicate our freedom.

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