Writers, like elephants, have long, vicious memories. There are things I wish I could forget.
A public library is set up in Gezi Parki.
Library: book city / Biblioteca: ciudad de libros (ilustración de Colin Thompson)
“the most offensive is not their lying—one can always forgive lying—lying is a delightful thing, for it leads to truth—what is offensive is that they lie and worship their own lying…”
-Vruzmihin, Crime and Punishment
Books that people read romantically but shouldn’t because they’re missing the point:
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sweet jesus this
I would like to add: Wuthering Heights by Emile Bronte
There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic…
Bookstore in Antalya, Turkey.