Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Saramago's appreciation for kiddy lit

It's OK if I read childrens' books. Maybe it even makes me a better person.

José Saramago thinks it's a good idea:

Portuguese author José Saramago, a Nobel literature laureate, said he believed the world would be a better place if adults were forced to read children's books.

"They are moral fables that teach values which we consider indispensable like solidarity, respect for others and goodness."

Lucid thoughts indeed. (Essays on Lucidity was recently released but is not yet available in English.)

1 comment:

GaelicGrl said...

O, I agree!