David Naimon of Between the Covers fame
Introduction to Ursula K. Le Guin Conversations on Writing a set of three interviews devoted in turn to prose, poetry and non-fiction. This is how he summarizes a key theme:
And I was soon to discover that even the seemingly most mundane of things — grammar, syntax, sentence structure — even these are animated by something unseen, dare I say, magical, behind and beyond them. That the length of our sentences, their gait, their sound, that our use of tense, of point of view, of pronouns, all have their histories, their stories, their political and cultural implications, and each could be a building block, a concrete gesture, for good or for ill, toward an imagined future world.
Imagined. Future. World. Syntax. Grammar. Structure.
And so for day 2681