The Literature Matters Hub

What difference does literature make to the world and to people’s lives? This Hub offers a searchable library of quotations, comments, arguments, evidence and ideas about the value of great writing. You are welcome to send us your own submissions. We hope the Hub will grow as an enjoyable, fascinating and helpful resource. If the Hub helps you in making the case for literature, please let us know.

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Once you allow yourself to identify with the people in a story, then you might begin to see yourself in that story even if on the surface it's far removed from your situation. This is what I try to tell my students: this is one great thing that literature can do -- it can make us identify with situations and people far away. If it does that, it's a miracle. Chinua Achebe
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