“It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.”
This reminds me of the wonderful Devin Kelly: "I think, though, that one of the poet’s jobs—of many—is to dwell in the space of forever-unknowing, not with the intent to seek an answer, but to allow oneself better ways of understanding mystery and wonder. The poet does not give us answers. The poet gives us new ways to live and see and love without answers."
Thank you for the Words.
Faulkner and Joyce were my first loves, the experience of language that illuminated consciousness with mere words (and creative syntax). Now I think I need to take a fresh look at both The Sound and the Fury and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Thank you, Nina!