Sunday, October 25, 2009

The power of the written word. . .

Margaret Atwood's writing is some of the most powerful work. . .about the power of the written word.

In her newest novel, The Year of the Flood, Ren, in the second chapter, opens with:

Beware of words. Be careful what you write. Leave no trails.

. . .

As for writing, it was dangerous, said the Adams and the Eves, because your enemies could trace you through it, and hunt you down, and use your words to condemn you. (p. 6)

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