Research to me is as important or more important than the writing. It is the foundation upon which the book is built. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. Somerset Maugham And that's what I've learned too:
I decided to use my portion of the session to talk about four of the challenges or pitfalls of writing on friendship, and I thought some of you might be interested in seeing what I said. First, the danger of writing about friendship generically or in the abstract.
When I first started writing my book on friendshipI had lunch with editor and Reader Extraordinaire John Wilson to pick his brain on possible sources for my project.
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I recall him saying something along these lines: It could be called Particular Friendship, playing with the negative connotations of that phrase from monastic contexts but going beyond those connotations to make the point that individual stories of friendship are almost always better than some sweeping theory.
Friendships do involve obligations and constraints. Figuring out how to balance or interweave or choose between these conceptions can be tricky.
Third, the challenge of describing a relationship that does not have a clear narrative arc. And because of that non-flashy, goal-less quality of friendship, it sometimes takes the dramatic rupture of death for us to see the friendship as a whole, and for us to be able, then, to give voice to our gratitude for it.
Fourth, the challenge of writing about disappointment and frustration in friendship. When I was writing my book on friendshipI viewed myself as an activist and a cheerleader: How could I write about this without hurting my friends? And yet how could I not write about it without damaging my project?
Christian writing about pain seems often to fall into one of two errors:“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.
One great example of a book about friendship is the excellent young adult novel Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. It focuses on the friendship of a pilot and a spy in WWII.
Another example more along the lines of great literature is the Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante, a four-book series about the friendship between two women.
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