The strength of the novel is that it gets read at a deeper level; it gets read over a long stretch of time by generations with a future. There is something about the form of a novel that makes it appropriate to political debate at a more fundamental, deeper, more universal level.
—Graham Swift, Making an Elephant
Herta Müller, The Hunger Angel
pronunciation | nats-ka-‘shE (nahtzkah-SHEE)
Japanese | 懐かしい
tip | The final pronunciation doesn’t really have an “oo” sound in it.
“Paper stock and binding glue aside … few can deny that there is something deeply evocative about the sense-memory of a large expanse of assorted, uncurated books—much trash, and often much less treasure—at a library sale or used bookstore. As Farjeon writes, these ‘must all come to dust in some little bookroom or other—and sometimes, by luck, come again for a moment to light.’”
Sadie Stein on Eleanor Farjeon’s The Little Bookroom, winner of the first Hans Christian Andersen Award.
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I’d rather live on my own than live with a face that looks at me with the wrong eyes.
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And although Margarita lived in a world that predated Technicolor, she always dreamed of the boy in rich pastels.
Vladimir Nabokov: A man without a nationality.
An unimaginative person can neither be reverent nor kind.