Thomas Jefferson and Fiction

Here’s a neat post I ran across this evening about Thomas Jefferson and his opinion of fiction.

“We are therefore wisely framed to be as warmly interested for a fictitious as for a real personage. The field of imagination is thus laid open to our use and lessons may be formed to illustrate and carry home to the heart every moral rule of life.”

via The Field of Imagination: Thomas Jefferson on Fiction — Olivia Hofer

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