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Friendship by Joseph Epstein
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Aug 12, 10

liked it
Read from August 05 to 12, 2010

nothing earth shattering here, yet Epstein's tone is delightful and he's so incredibly well read. i found lots of references to other books that I definitely want to check out.

quote from Cesare Pavese: "one stops being a child when one realizes that telling one's troubles does not make things better"

"Seriousnesshasto do with recognizing that the human drama is about trying to determine what is and is not significant in a finite life. Seriousness has to do with attempting to make sense of one's experiences, not least one's sufferings and setbacks. Seriousness lends gravity to a man or woman, gravity tha, if this not be a physical contradition, does not weigh them down.

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