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Fishing the Sloe-Black River by Colum McCann
Fishing the Sloe-Black River
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Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
Homage to Catalonia
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Atlas wysp odległych by Judith Schalansky
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The Lost Steps by Alejo Carpentier
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Najgorszy człowiek na świecie by Małgorzata Halber
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Fernando Pessoa
“I'd woken up early, and I took a long time getting ready to exist.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Mercè Rodoreda
“Breathing. Only the chore and sadness of breathing and breathing, as things change from tender to dry, new to old, the night-moon that grows thin then swells, the fireless sun that lights up, the soughing of the wind that transports, shatters, gathers, and dives away the clouds, raising and flattening the dust. Only the sorrow of going to sleep and waking up, feeling life without knowing where it comes from, aware that it will flee without knowing why it was given to you, why it is taken from you. Here you are: there is this and this and this. And now, enough.”
Mercè Rodoreda, Death in Spring

Etgar Keret
“Translators are like ninjas. If you notice them, they’re no good.”
Etgar Keret

Richard Brautigan
“My Name

“I guess you are kind of curious as to who I am, but I am one of those who do not have a regular name. My name depends on you. Just call me whatever is in your mind.
If you are thinking about something that happened a long time ago: Somebody asked you a question and you did not know the answer.
That is my name.
Perhaps it was raining very hard.
That is my name.
Or somebody wanted you to do something. You did it. Then they told you what you did was wrong—“Sorry for the mistake,”—and you had to do something else.
That is my name.
Perhaps it was a game you played when you were a child or something that came idly into your mind when you were old and sitting in a chair near the window.
That is my name.
Or you walked someplace. There were flowers all around.
That is my name.
Perhaps you stared into a river. There as something near you who loved you. They were about to touch you. You could feel this before it happened. Then it happened.
That is my name.”
Richard Brautigan, In Watermelon Sugar

Italo Calvino
“With cities, it is as with dreams: everything imaginable can be dreamed, but even the most unexpected dream is a rebus that conceals a desire or, its reverse, a fear. Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.”
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

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