Monday, March 28, 2011
Going another place and then coming back gives you perspective. I gave a section of my book as a lecture at CUNY on Friday. It was interesting because I could not count on my audience (or any particular member of my audience) knowing any particular thing about Lorca, Unamuno, Zambrano. I think the talk was fine; what response I did get was positive. But I realized I needed to engage with two audiences, those who already have a reason to care and those who are just showing up because they ought to. This principle applies to writing as well as to speaking.