Henry Miller is himself a wonderful writer, and this comment about a critical element of successful story-telling took me by surprise. While I am not sure what to make of it, I’ve also turned it over in my mind to see if it would serve as a license to take liberties with time in my own story-telling.

‘In the case of Katsimbalis there was a quality which, as a writer, I feel to be of the utmost importance where the art of story-telling is concerned – the complete disregard of the element of time.’

 

Source: The Colossus of Maroussi, Henry Miller (New York: New Directions Books, 2010 (1941)), p. 63-64

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