Sunday, July 12, 2009
Getting it across
"The novelist with Christian concerns will find modern life distortions which are repugnant to him, and his problem will be to make these appear as distortions to an audience which is used to seeing them as natural; and he may well be forced to take ever more violent means to get his vision across to this hostile audience. When you can assume that your audience holds the same beliefs you do, you can relax a little and use more normal means of talking to it; when you have to assume that it does not, then you have to make your vision apparent by shock—to the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures." (Retrieved July 13, 2009 from <http://www.mrrena.com/misc/flannery.shtml>). (Hmm... reminds me of Ann Coulter, John-the-Baptist, and Ezekiel).