“Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.” Boris Pasternak, Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator
Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.
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Why do specific narratives endure? Writers and readers come to these stories over and over again. Is it because the characters are memorable and compelling? Or is it the dialogue, action scenes, or unfolding love that engages? What transforms an ordinary storyline into an extraordinary critical success that attracts readers beyond the life of the writer? The answer: A strong literary theme.
Today, I am thrilled that we are joining Porvoo, Finland, Montclair, New Jersey and Vancouver, British Columbia. Elisabeth Van Der Meer and Dave Astor have joined me in connecting three times zones within seconds to bring you a discussion on “Enduring Literary Themes.”
Thank you for joining Elisabeth, Dave, and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. And a very special thank you, Elisabeth and Dave for adding your insights on enduring themes of literature. This has been another exciting conversation. You can connect with Elisabeth on A Russian Affair. You can connect with Dave on Dave Astor on Literature. There is always an adventure in reading waiting for your arrival on Elisabeth and Dave’s blogs.