Sunday, February 24, 2008

The importance of buses

Funny that I should come across this the day after writing a post about getting inspired on the bus (it's a quote from Paul Bowles in the introduction to the Penguin edition of his novel The Sheltering Sky, which we are reading for our next reading group discussion):
I got the idea for The Sheltering Sky riding on a Fifth Avenue bus one day going uptown to Tenth Street. I decided just which point of view I would take. It would be a work in which the narrator was omniscient.

Which is also, more or less, the decision I made about viewpoint for my story (or rather the inspiration I had). Must be something about the perspective you get on a bus...

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