A Writer’s Feast
“Every morning, I promise, every single morning as I lock myself into my studio, I think that yes, writing is so wonderful. Lying in wait, in the corners, is a just as big no, writing is so horrible. I will never again part with a single word; I’ll quit, and become a gardener instead. “
Seven delights is the name Tove Nilsen has given the chapters of this book about the art of writing and reading, about living with literature and with an intense need to look for meaning in the written words. At the same time, A Writer’s Feast is a personal account of Tove Nilsen’s own way into literature, from the day she quit school at seventeen because when wanted to get “out in the world and into the books”.