All art, in a way, is a failure to represent the whole of life. And yet in the gap, token, one thing standing-in place of another there is 'beauty' or 'meaning' that is missing when we look at the 'real thing'. Perhaps this is because in art, life is compressed or concentrated, intensifying experience. In effect, all art could be said to be miniaturisation.

         Note 3:



stories and things



leaving the text alone

Beckett and mysticism

why real directors are writers

Dr Seuss and Tom McCarthy

why the novelist's job is harder than God's

the thing about autobiographical fiction

how to write a successful novel

George Herbert and Judith McPherson

the value of not doing

thoughts on TLOD

don't judge a book

time, identity and fiction

YouTube video chat about my life-long fascination with, and anixety surrounding, miniaturisation.