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Read for Your Life #21

Read for Your Life #21

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Read for Your Life #21

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30 страниц
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13 янв. 2012 г.
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9780547507644
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing a monthly series of e-only essays to correspond with Katherine Paterson’s two-year term as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The subjects of the essays include: writing and literature for young people, the wonder and imagination found within great books, common questions novice writers ask, and Katherine’s own personal experiences throughout her historic career.
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Katherine Paterson is one of the world’s most celebrated and beloved authors. Among her many awards are two Newberys and two National Book Awards, and she was recently named a "Living Legend” by the Library of Congress. She has been published in more than 22 languages in a variety of formats, from picture books to historical novels.


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Read for Your Life #21 - Katherine Paterson

Life

Ideas

THE writer of an article about Dr. Seuss reported that at the end of an interview Theodor Geisel congratulated him for not asking the one question that people invariably ask. When the writer asked him what that one question might be, Dr. Seuss replied, Where do you get your ideas? Well, all right, said the reporter. "Where do you get your ideas? I'm glad you asked that," Dr. Seuss said and pulled out a printed card. On the card was spelled out the secret that the world pants for. It seems that on the stroke of midnight at the full moon of the summer solstice, Dr. Seuss makes an annual pilgrimage into the desert, where an ancient Native American hermit and wise man has his abode. That old Indian, Dr. Seuss declared, is the source of all his ideas. But where the old Indian gets his ideas, he has no notion.

Where do you get your ideas? I suppose the people who ask this question are expecting a rational, one-sentence reply. What they get from me is a rather stupid stare. Unlike the good doctor, I have no earthly notion of how to answer this question. My impulse is to retort rudely, "Where do you get your ideas?" I've never met anyone devoid of ideas. Of course, a lot of ideas are bad or dumb. Indeed, a lot of my ideas are bad or dumb, but I try not to publish those. What is the questioner asking for? Does he want geography, history, philosophy? Is he asking for a chart of my inner space with a star at the spot where ideas come from?

It occurred to me in the middle of all these ravings that I might be doing what the mother of the old story did when her Johnny asked where he came from. She took a deep breath and spent fifteen minutes initiating her six-year-old into the mysteries of human birth. At the end of which Johnny said, Well, I was just wondering. Billy said he came from Philadelphia.

There are, after all, some answers to the question Where do you get your ideas? that are not lost in the nether regions of my subconscious. I can remember, for example, a lot of things that led to the

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