Quotation by Alexander Theroux

Where there is no style, there is in effect no point of view. There is, essentially, no anger, no conviction, no self. Style is opinion, hung washing, the calibre of a bullet, teething beads.... One's style holds one, thankfully, at bay from the enemies of it but not from the stupid crucifixions by those who must willfully misunderstand it.
Alexander Theroux (b. 1940), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. Theroux Metaphrastes: An Essay on Literature, Godine (1975).
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