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I was the best of all possible evidence that he had succeeded in writing clear prose which spoke straight to the reader. As the years passed, however, after this precocious start, I turned out to be one of those extreme cases Orwell might not have 33 D. ), A Passion for Books © Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999 34 Ferdinand Mount approved of so much: someone who tended to regard books as more real than life, more reliable, more concrete even. As so often, precocity had grown into something even more repulsive: the bibliomaniac's cold carapace that repels ordinary experience.
An addiction? Not really, for the invisible presence of such another world not only makes life itself far more interesting, but makes it more tolerable to live in the ordinary day-to-day one. Books are an escape, certainly; but for that reason they are also therapy for living. 'Escapism' used to be a derogatory term. When I was young it meant a reluctance to confront the stern realities of the real world, the political and social world. There is still plenty of escapism about, but it's seldom called that any more: the term has gone out of fashion.
I got married about this time, and perceiving my wife had true talent and more, I enjoyed providing a kind of friendly and critical Other Worlds to Inhabit 31 receptor, which she could use to test her own imagination, and the reality of her writing self. I found my own proper metier in the meantime, and I wrote critical books based on my teaching experience. As a relaxation in retirement I have written some more novels. I enjoy doing them, and friends say they are quite a pleasure to read, but they offer no unique and original world for a reader to explore and inhabit.
A Passion for Books by Dale Salwak (eds.)