13 November 2010

Security, Causality

We make fiction for the same reason as we make buildings: security. Rigid notions of causality in fiction have developed as shelter from a fear of the unstructuredness of actual events. Few societies have been more afraid than ours of losing a status quo that was illusory in the first place.

--M. John Harrison

1 comment:

  1. I wish I were in the right country to see that play. I read it at Yale; I've wanted to ever since. She seems to be so rarely performed anywhere.