Learn to Enjoy It
A tale charms by its ingenuity, by the plausibility with which it overcomes the suspicion that it couldn’t happen. That is art. Learn to enjoy it.
— Jacques Barzun,Street Encounter Past Midnight: The Nonbeliever’s Comeuppance, in Dilys Winn, ed., Murder Ink: The Mystery Reader’s Companion New York 1977, 17.
nonbelieveris Edmund Wilson.