By our inmost nature we are readers, and what we read is not just words and symbols but the world around us. We have to - our very existence depends upon it. So in its turn does the existence of the world. The limitations imposed by our viewpoint and purposes give it its form and substance, and our very transience its savour.
A collector’s item for many years, Michael Frayn’s Constructions is reissued for the first time since its original publication in 1974, with a new introduction by the author. Here can be found the first sketches of many of the ideas that he has developed throughout his writing, most fully in his recent book, The Human Touch .
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