Een roman stimuleert ons interpretatievermogen, maar stimuleert ook onze geest om te gaan dwalen.
[p.294, Wat we zien als we lezen, Peter Mendelsund]
Zo las ik gister:
“According to Chekhov,” Tamaru said, rising from his chair, “once a gun appears in a story, it has to be fired.”
Tamaru stood facing Aomame directly. He was only an inch or two taller than she was. “Meaning, don’t bring unnecessary props into a story. If a pistol appears, it has to be fired at some point. Chekhov liked to write stories that did away with all useless ornamentation.”
Aomame straightened the sleeves of her dress and slung her bag over her shoulder. “And that wories you – if a pistol comes on the scene, it’s sure to be fired at some point.”
“In Chekhov’s view, yes.”
[p.407, 1q84, Haruki Murakami]