Quotation by Terry Eagleton

Readers are less and less seen as mere non-writers, the subhuman "other" or flawed derivative of the author; the lack of a pen is no longer a shameful mark of secondary status but a positively enabling space, just as within every writer can be seen to lurk, as a repressed but contaminating antithesis, a reader.
Terry Eagleton (b. 1943), British critic. "The Revolt of the Reader," ch. 13, Against the Grain (first published 1982, repr. 1986).
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