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El is on page 220 of 721 of Diaries 1969-1979: Eric [Idle] goes through his reasons for dissatisfaction. (I learn later from Terry G[illiam] that Eric is reading Sartre at the moment - he was reading McLuhan a month ago when he was arguing that the content of Python books is quite unimportant compared to the form - and during the filming in Scotland he was reading Machiavelli. TG thinks if we can get at Eric's library cards, we can get at the man!)
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"okay, so far, my own shortlist looks like this (in order of preference):

1. The Flamethrowers
2. Americanah
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4. Burial Rites...more
"when the 2014 women's prize for fiction longlist was announced, i realized i owned 11 of the 20 nominees. so i decided to read the ones i had not yet gotten to.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Americanah 4-stars

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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
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i really enjoyed this book - it's a sweet little novel. that it's meta-bookish, is great: lots of references to other books and authors, one character owns a book store, another works for a publisher. oh - and there's a curmudgeon and a
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Kofi Annan
“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.”
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Doris Lessing
“Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”
Doris Lessing

Nuala O'Faolain
“If there were nothing else, reading would--obviously--be worth living for.”
Nuala O'Faolain, Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman

Henry David Thoreau
“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.”
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