“A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when the author leads us to one particular door, we know it is the right one because it opens.”
I came late to Updike, in the late 70s I read my first, Couples, while at university. After that I got into the Rabbit books. I came across this quote recently though and, as a novelist, liked it.
‘The Witches of Eastwick’ by John Updike [UK: Penguin Modern Classics] Buy now
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