..to go more deeply into the experience of the other -- no matter how "foreign" -- is to go more deeply into our own experience as well. Leo Tolstoy wrote: "Art is transferring feeling from one heart to another." .......This is from the Introduction by Andre Dubus III to the book "Words without borders - The world through the eyes of writers". The post title also is from the same paragraph...as a trait that, Dubus writes, each story in the collection has.
The collection is a truly wonderful one and expect more excerpts from the various short pieces in thebook in the days to come. (Some time this year, I also need to find wordswithoutborders's other book on Literature from the "Axis of Evil", in which the editor, Alane Mason writes in the introduction, "Not knowing what the rest of the world is thinking and writing is both dangerous and boring."