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Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
Arrowsmith
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You should rejoice that you're in prison. Here you have time to think about your soul. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Childhood; Boyhood; Youth by Leo Tolstoy
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The Red and the Black by Stendhal
" I read this for two reasons: First, now, when I die, I can say "Why yes, I've read Stendhal." Right, I don't know who at my deathbed is going to be asking me about Stendhal, but it's one more thing to cross off my worry list. Maybe there's some so... " Read more of this review »
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The Red and the Black by Stendhal
The Red and the Black
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You should rejoice that you're in prison. Here you have time to think about your soul.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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The sole substitute for an experience we have not ourselves lived through is art and literature.Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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From the cave to the skyscraper, from the club to weapons of mass destruction, from the tautological life of the tribe to the era of globalization, the fictions of literature have multiplied human experiences, preventing us from succumbing to lethargy, self-absorption, resignation. Nothing has sown so much disquiet, so disturbed our imagination and our desires as the life of lies we add, thanks to literature, to the one we have, so we can be protagonists in the great adventures, the great passions real life will never give us. The lies of literature become truths through us, the readers transformed, infected with longings and, through the fault of fiction, permanently questioning a mediocre reality. Sorcery, when literature offers us the hope of having what we do not have, being what we are not, acceding to that impossible existence where like pagan gods we feel mortal and eternal at the same time, that introduces into our spirits non-conformity and rebellion, which are behind all the...more Mario Vargas Llosa
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Anton Chekhov
“Do silly things. Foolishness is a great deal more vital and healthy than our straining and striving after a meaningful life.”
Anton Chekhov, The Portable Chekhov

Vasily Grossman
“I don't believe in your "Good". I believe in human kindness.”
Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate

Leo Tolstoy
“He was not thinking that the Christian law which he had wanted to follow all his life prescribed that he forgive and love his enemies; but the joyful feeling of love and forgiveness of his enemies filled his soul.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Guy de Maupassant
“Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare.”
Guy de Maupassant

Ray Bradbury
“e-books "smell like burned fuel”
Ray Bradbury

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