"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Monday, June 2, 2008

From Sexual Inadequacy to Climate Change

Which must surely be related, no? Ian McEwan on eminent scientists and stolen footwear. I know there are some dedicated folks trying to save the planet, but if they can't help but steal each other's boots, it doesn't inspire a lot of confidence...

2 comments:

Sue said...

T.C. Boyle tried to be funny in A Friend of the Earth. It was too cheesy.

I'd give McEwan a chance, I liked Atonement. Good writer.

Zen of Writing said...

I didn't like AFotE either. It's always interesting to see what authors do with ideas, imo, rather than sticking to relationships.