What a wonderful description of words and letters opening up to let meaning emerge in brightness and fire. How much prose has such compelling clarity of meaning? Let’s add this to our writing KPIs (key performance ink-dicators).

This is from a splendid novel by the author of Zorba the Greek, which will be reviewed later.

‘When he unfolded the Law the letters opened up like doors and the meaning came out dressed in light and flames.’


Source: Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation, trans. P.A. Bien (London: Faber and Faber, 1983), p. 348

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