Reader of Oneself

Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself. The writer’s work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what he might never have seen in himself without this book. The reader’s recognition in himself of what the book says is the proof of the book’s truth.

—Marcel Proust, Time Regained
image, picture, painting of a boy with an open book on his lap
Manzano y Mejorada, Víctor, Un chiquillo sentado

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