Vladimir Nabokov wrote in his Lectures On Literature,
“When we read a book for the first time the very process of laboriously moving our eyes from left to right, line after line, page after page, this complicated physical work upon the book, the very process of learning in terms of space and time what the book is about, this stands between us and artistic appreciation.
When we look at a painting we do not have to move our eyes in a special way even if, as in a book, the picture contains elements of depth and development. The element of time does not readily enter in a first contact with a painting. In reading a book, we must have time to acquaint ourselves with it. We have no physical organ (as we have one in regard to the eye in a painting) that takes in the whole picture and then can enjoy the details. But at a second, or third, or fourth reading we do, in a sense, behave toward a book as we do toward a painting.”
Ms Diana Anhalt interview-anhalt-focus-2-kg
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Excellent ways to initiate projects and poetry during April’s National Poetry Month!
I love the fact that poetry in placed all around neighborhoods, LOVE. Check a look below – I would love to be able to do this all around areas of Mexico!
I LOVE this idea, made of recycled materials, since I had been here three days, I saw materials exchanged within the free libraries at eat twice, what a GREAT idea!
I love the fact that when you are on the subway in New York, you can have the option of reading or read the poetry that appears on the subway – would love to see this in Mexico – and I DID one time over the course of a week!