Kate Orland Bere

Response to “A Dream on Fire”

One of the more profoundly ironic, nay satiric stories I have read that addresses simultaneously the act and art of writing and the acts and atrocities of political dictatorships or machines. Reminds us that we can be enslaved easily and to some extent always are in threat of this, no matter what political boundary we imagine ourselves to exist within. Reminds us too as writers not to take ourselves too seriously (in vanity) and yet we must absolutely take the right and responsibility inherent in writing — acting on our freedom of speech and of expression. if then our imaginations or our memories, or our countrymen, or our sanity should fail us, perhaps we all will end in a gutter…metaphorically speaking.
Fine job, Blair. thank you.