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Au-dessus de l'absolu révolutionnaire, il y a l'absolu humain.Victor Hugo
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Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio by Amara Lakhous
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Xdyj and 3 other people liked Sylvester's review of Ninety-Three:
Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo
" Not easy, reviewing this. Parts of this book were stunning, absolutely beautiful - and then there were the rants. A lot of rants, a lot of lists of names - Hugo does this in his other books too, but he seemed to go overboard here. And the whole bi... " Read more of this review »
Xdyj and 6 other people liked Monsieurouxx's review of Ninety-Three:
Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo
" An incredibly realistic Painting of the French Revolution.

Some might say "it's not realistic, it's pure fantasy, it's much too lyric an passionate, and much too orientated in favor of the revolutionnaries" - indeed, it's only a novel, BUT it's rea... " Read more of this review »
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Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo
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Catherynne M. Valente
“I think that one morning, the Papess woke in her tower, and her blankets were so warm, and the sun was so golden, she could not bear it. I think she woke, and dressed, and washed her face in cold water, and rubbed her shaven head. I think she walked among her sisters, and for the first time saw that they were so beautiful, and she loved them. I think she woke up one morning of all her mornings, and found that her heart was as white as a silkworm, and the sun was clear as glass on her brow, and she believed then that she could live, and hold peace in her hand like a pearl.”
Catherynne M. Valente, In the Cities of Coin and Spice

Victor Hugo
“Au-dessus de l'absolu révolutionnaire, il y a l'absolu humain.”
Victor Hugo, Ninety-Three

Catherynne M. Valente
“Love is the Turing test, says Ilet when she is eighty and drawing up the plans for a massive, luminous, lonely ship she will never see completed. It is how we check for life. We ask and we answer. We seek a human response. And you are my test, Elefsis, says Neva, one hundred and three years later, inside that ship, twelve light years from home and counting.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Silently and Very Fast

Isabel Allende
“My son, the Holy Church is on the right, but Jesus Christ was always on the left.”
Isabel Allende, The House of the Spirits

Francesca Lia Block
“It’s so sick,” Duck said. “I nicked myself shaving that last night at home, and I saw my own blood and I thought, How could I live in a world where this exists—where love can become death? Even if the doctor says we’re okay, how could we go on watching people die?”
Duck buried his face against Dirk’s shoulder and the streetlamp light shone in through the window, lighting up Duck’s hair.
Dirk stroked Duck’s head. “I don’t know. But we’ve got to be together,” he said.”
Francesca Lia Block, Weetzie Bat

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