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The Prussian Officer and Other Stories by D.H. Lawrence
" Early writings, interesting but inferior to his best. Recommended for the reader interested in the development of a fine writer or the emergence of Lawrence's style; don't miss the introduction by Brian Finney, which gives this book rating its for... " Read more of this review »
Perhaps, after trillions of ages burning in different dynasties of suns, the very best of me may come together again.Lafcadio Hearn
Kangaroo by D.H. Lawrence
" This book purified a part of me and restored my faith in what it is to be human. Lawrence's honesty and artistic integrity made me realize how far the modern world wants us to travel from being human - what makes us valuable and vital.

His words ar... " Read more of this review »
American Language by H.L. Mencken
" This is the only history of the American language I've ever read and I can't imagine that there's a better one.

You either like Mencken or you don't, but one thing no one fact is beyond disagreement: Mencken was arguably the most well-read man of... " Read more of this review »
Opera in English, is about as sensible as baseball in Italian.H.L. Mencken
In Defense Of Women by H.L. Mencken
" Absolutely phenomenoal. For a century-old book, the wisdom here has aged most remarkably well. Mencken exposes a lot of timeless ideas that we'd be well served to remember nowadays with most cunning wit. I'd rather quote extensively from the book... " Read more of this review »
The Road Leads on by Knut Hamsun
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The Desert by John Charles van Dyke
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The Backwoods of Canada by Catherine Parr Traill
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To Be a Pilgrim by Joyce Cary
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H.L. Mencken
“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve. This is true even of the pious brethren who carry the gospel to foreign parts.”
H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

Sam Shepard
“When you consider all the writers who never even had a machine. Who would have given an eyeball for a good typewriter. Any typewriter. All the ones who wrote on a matchbook covers. Paper bags. Toilet paper. Who had their writing destroyed by their jailers. Who persisted beyond all odds.”
Sam Shepard, True West

Virginia Woolf
“Examine for a moment an ordinary mind on an ordinary day. The mind receives a myriad impressions—trivial, fantastic, evanescent, or engraved with the sharpness of steel. From all sides they come, an incessant shower of innumerable atoms; and as they fall, as they shape themselves into the life of Monday or Tuesday”
Virginia Woolf, On Fiction

“My chin is weak. I find it hard to make decisions. For years I had been caught between the two stools of security on the land and rich-scented life on the exotic islands of literature.
I wasn't really a writer. I had seen a strange beautiful light on the hills and that was all.”
Patrick Kavanagh, The Green Fool

Paul Bowles
“Tangier is more New York than New York. ... Then you must see how alike the two places are. The life revolves wholly about the making of money. Practically everyone is dishonest. In New York you have Wall Street, here you have the Bourse. ... In New York you have the slick financiers, here the money changers. In New York you have your racketeers. Here you have your smugglers. And you have every nationality and no civic pride.”
Paul Bowles, Let it Come Down

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