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Maigret and the Old Lady by Georges Simenon
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The plot was a little underpowered, I felt, with the revelations coming all in a flurry in the last 20 pages. The level of sociological observation is unparalleled, however, and the portrait of late-season Normandy as sharp and fresh as ever. Maigret ...more
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This is not prose, this is some kind of transcendence. James Salter takes the baton from Hemingway in the long relay that is the American short story, and turns in a dazzling performance.
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Anyone who has attended last-night performances at the Shakespeare's Globe theatre will have seen artistic director Dominic Dromgoole bounding on to the stage and, in his words, "spreading the love and joy a little wider than usual." Having been to m ...more
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Dedicated to the memory of Avijit Roy, whose killing has left me, left us all numb with shock and grief. A nation waits many years to find such a man; this nation murdered him instead with blithe disregard and extreme violence.

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“I walk through the streets with a grenade in my hands, accompanied by children.

"Go away," I shout at them. "Don't follow me. This will blow us all up."

They carry on, unperturbed...”
Evelio Rosero, The Armies

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“BILLS! BILLS! BILLS!' she screamed. 'IS THAT ALL YOU CAN BRING ME? THESE BILLS?'

'Yes, mam, that's all I can bring you.'

I turned and walked on.

It wasn't my fault that they used telephones and gas and light and bought all their things on credit. Yet when I brought them their bills they screamed at me - as if I had asked them to have a phone installed, or a $350 t.v. set sent over with no money down.”
Charles Bukowski, Post Office

“That was the end of my adventure in Central America. By the lakeshore in Granada, Nicaragua, I decided to turn for home. I wondered what Cortes would have said if, when he set out in the wake of Columbus, he had foreseen the beach outside Granada. He knew in his bones of the glory to come, would he have known about its eclipse? A Church without the True Cross, unable to protect its buildings from earthquake or idolatry; the gold and silver mines exhausted; the children of the Conquest reduced to beggary, placing their trust in the redundant theories of a Victorian economist; the empire overwhelmed by its own pagan and monstrous child. What a fool time has made of Cortes and his pretensions. He should have turned back to Cuba, to his dice and his saints and his women, and left the Indians with the Gods they honour, against all the odds, to this day.”
Patrick Marnham, So Far from God: A Journey to Central America

“- Be careful, professor. We don't yet know whose hands the town is in.

- Whoever they belong to, they're the same hands.”
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Roberto Bolaño
“In other words: Allende's work is bad, but it's alive; it's anaemic, like a lot of Latin Americans, but it's alive. It won't live long, like many sick people, but for now it's alive. And there's always the possibility of a miracle.”
Roberto Bolaño, Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles, and Speeches, 1998-2003

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