25 January 2018


If you can read silently, you can read aloud. It takes practice, sure, but it's like playing the guitar; you don't have to be Doc Watson, you can get and give pleasure just pickin'.

Ursula K. Le Guin, in her 1986 essay 'Text, silence, performance'. Perhaps not the only mention of Doc Watson in literature, but surely the best basic advice.

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin, born 21 October 1929, died 22 January 2018

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