Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Tribute to Umberto Eco. This is his sentence: 5th January 1932-19th February 2016. “Begin new paragraphs often. Do so when logically necessary, and when the pace of the text requires it, but the more you do it, the better.” He gives this advice in his little book ‘How To Write a Thesis’. Some people criticise Eco for being verbose, abstracted, digressive and other human traits. Yet writing is the progress of thought, even at its most experimental. Enjoyment is in tune with the attention span. It relishes the bon mot and the chunk that cannot be reduced further. Paragraphs rule.