“By presenting us with a limitless number of nonstopped stories, the narratives that the media relate…offer a lesson in amorality and detachment that is antithetical to the one embodied by the enterprise of the novel….

To tell a story is to say: this is the important story. It is to reduce the spread and simultaneity of everything to something linear, a path.

To be a moral human being is to pay, be obliged to pay, certain kinds of attention.”
Susan Sontag

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