Alec Nevala-Lee

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Colm Tóibín

What a novel can do is show the distance between what’s being said and what’s being felt. Then the reader starts to see: “Oh, my God, they’re not talking about it, but I know what they’re thinking.” It’s very hard to do in a play or film. But in a novel, you can literally show the two things beside each other. And the drama is the distance between what’s to be spoken of and what’s not to be mentioned again.

Colm Tóibín, to the New York Times

Written by nevalalee

January 25, 2016 at 7:30 am

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