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Eco on Writing


<bq author="Umberto Eco" source="CounterPunch" caption="The Man Who Loved Books: Interview With Umberto Eco" href="">Writing is a way of revealing the contradictions of life that one would like to resolve. Writing fiction, like poetry, means simply to display those contradictions but not necessarily to resolve them. In fact, the reader, through his interpretive cooperation, decides what the story means.</bq>