Inside the head

If a literate Martian came to earth, and was handed novels by Balzac, Dickens, Trollope, Dostoevsky, G. K. Chesterton, Aldous Huxley, Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, William Faulkner, Evelyn Waugh – he would ask incredulously: ‘Do you mean to say they are all writing about the same world?’ To which the strictly correct answer would be: No. They are writing about a world inside their heads – what you might call their individual Life-Worlds

Colin Wilson | The Craft of the Novel

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