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The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
The Optimist's Daughter
by Eudora Welty
read in August, 2014
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You will have to plod through a lot of dull pages in the first half; you will have to tolerate some dubious points of plot; but The Optimist's Daughter lives for its final pages, and these will make the journey worthwhile.
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A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
A Room of One's Own
by Virginia Woolf
read in November, 2012
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Not sure how I never put this in. Room of One's Own takes a sensitive subject and treats it with liveliness, yielding fresh perspectives on many related topics along the way and refraining from preachiness.
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Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard
Fear and Trembling
by Søren Kierkegaard
read in August, 2014
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Kierkegaard grabs a hold on one that cannot be shaken; his writing is powerful and forward, forcing you to stare into what he sees as the irreconcilable paradox at the heart of the act of faith. It's an invigorating combination.
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Ford Madox Ford
“He carried that obsession with him always. And in the end, by its very wrongness, it saved his life.”
Ford Madox Ford, The Marsden Case

James Joyce
“One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”
James Joyce, Dubliners

Walker Percy
“People usually told him the same joke two or three times.”
Walker Percy
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James Joyce
“A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.”
James Joyce, Dubliners

Catherine of Siena
“All the way to heaven is heaven, because Jesus said, "I am the way.”
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