Thursday, March 15, 2007

Elizabeth Drew

"We read poetry because the poets, like ourselves, have been haunted by the inescapable tyranny of time and death; have suffered the pain of loss, and the more wearing, continuous pain of frustration and failure; and have had moods of unlooked-for release and peace. They have known and watched in themselves and others."
- Elizabeth Drew

Elizabeth Drew is an American journalist best known for her talent as a political analyst and has written a dozen books relating in some way to the political arena... but I like what she has to say about the written word itself.

"The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it."
- Elizabeth Drew

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