Karen Armstrong Quote

If it is written and read with serious attention, a novel, like a myth or any great work of art, can become an initiation that helps us to make a painful rite of passage from one phase of life, one state of mind, to another. A novel, like a myth, teaches us to see the world differently; it shows us how to look into our own hearts and to see our world from a perspective that goes beyond our own self-interest.


A Short History Of Myth (ed. Canongate Books, 2004) - ISBN: 9781847673886

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If it is written and read with serious attention, a novel, like a myth or any great work of art, can become an initiation that helps us to make a...