Sven Birkerts Quotes

Sven Birkerts Quotes: I speak as an unregenerate reader, one who still believes that language and not technology is the true evolutionary miracle. I have not yet given up on the idea that the experience of literature offers a kind of wisdom that cannot be discovered elsewhere; that there is profundity in the verbal encounter itself, never mind what further profundities that author has to offer; and that for a host of reasons the bound book is the ideal vehicle for the written word.
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Sven Birkerts Quote: A poem is a construction of inner space. Language is to inner space as light is to material space.
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