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Each piece of writing assumes a certain level of knowledge

Each piece of writing assumes a certain level of knowledge Each piece of writing assumes a certain level of knowledge
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EVERY book is the product of a collaboration between the writer and his readers. Relying on this collaboration, the writer assumes the existence, in the minds of his readers, of a certain amount of knowledge, familiarity with certain books, certain habits of thought, feeling and language. Without the necessary knowledge, the reader will be unable to understand the subject of the book (this is the usual case with children). Without the appropriate habits of language and thought, without the necessary familiarity with classical literature, the reader will not perceive what I will call the harmonics of writing. For just as a musical sound evokes a whole cloud of harmonics, so the literary phrase moves forward in the midst of its associations. But while the harmonics of a musical sound occur automatically and can be heard by everyone, the halo of associations around a literary phrase is formed according to the author's will and can only be perceived by readers with the appropriate culture.

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