Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Bookshop

“She had a kind heart, thought that was not of much use when it comes to the matter of self-preservation.” – Penelope Fitzgerald in The Bookshop Advertisements

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The man who wasn’t there

Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there He wasn’t there again today I wish, I wish he’d go away… -Hughes Mearns

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Madame Bovary

“She was as sated with him as he was tired of her. Emma had rediscovered in adultery all the banality of marriage.” ― Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

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Siddhartha

“Words do not express thoughts very well. they always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom … Continue reading

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Ada

“Remembrance, like Rembrandt, is dark but festive.” -Nabakov in Ada

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Anna Karenina

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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Love in the Time of Cholera

He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. ― Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the … Continue reading

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