…for Madeleine L’Engle, a woman whose writing has touched so many of us. Her books are highly unusual and amazing, and I was surprised to find out they’ve actually been banned by religious conservatives in many places. I love L’Engle’s take on this:
Ms. L’Engle, who often wrote about her Christian faith, was taken aback by the attacks. “It seems people are willing to damn the book without reading it,” Ms. L’Engle said in an interview with The New York Times in 2001. “Nonsense about witchcraft and fantasy. First I felt horror, then anger, and finally I said, ‘Ah, the hell with it.’ It’s great publicity, really.”
She was an author of truly unique books, and she’ll be greatly missed.
Above link and sad news found at Dolce Bellezza. Thank you for sharing.