The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

night thoughts

A view from the window in the early autumn evening

Sometimes a contemplative prologue will depict the protagonist looking out the window and thinking of all the philosophical conundrums the author will not have time to present in the ensuing narrative. Sometimes the prologue simply presents those philosophical conundrums in a voice that issues from nowhere. Sometimes the prologue dispenses with philosophy completely and presents a protagonist looking out the window thinking about hair products.

—Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman (How Not to Write a Novel, p. 2)


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