When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story’s voice makes everything its own.

John Berger (Hackney, United Kingdom, 1926  – )

This fragment is taken from: Keeping a Rendez-vous, 1992, New York, Vintage Books.

Image cover: Nuova Manica Lunga at Fondazione Cini (San Giorgio Island, Venice): a former Benedictine cloister transformed in a public library

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