I think a person needs to learn from childhood to find himself alone. It means to not be bored when you’re by yourself, because a person who finds himself bored when alone –as it seems to me– is in danger.
For the better part of my childhood, my professional aspirations were simple– I wanted to be an intergalactic princess.
This world is not enough but it will
have to do…
hold on or let go.
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.