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The Plague by Albert Camus
The Plague
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The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Year of Magical Thinking
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The Juliette Society by Sasha Grey
"Sasha Grey writes, "Plot is always subservient to character." Too bad she didn't listen to her own advice.
The Juliette Society is by no means about a secret sex club called The Juliette Society. It is basically a series of diary-like paragraphs fr..." Read more of this review »
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William S. Burroughs
“Take a shot in front of D.L. Probing for a vein in my dirty bare foot… Junkies have no shame… They are impervious to the repugnance of others. It is doubtful if shame can exist in the absence of sexual libido… The junky’s shame disappears with his nonsexual sociability which is also dependent on libido…”
William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch

George Orwell
“For after all, what is there behind, except money? Money for the right kind of education, money for influential friends, money for leisure and peace of mind, money for trips to Italy. Money writes books, money sells them. Give me not righteousness, O lord, give me money, only money.”
George Orwell, Keep the Aspidistra Flying
tags: money

Émile Zola
“If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.”
Émile Zola

J.G. Ballard
“Let the psychotics take over. They alone understood what was happening.”
J.G. Ballard, High-Rise

Émile Zola
“... Have you ever reflected that posterity may not be the faultless dispenser of justice that we dream of? One consoles oneself for being insulted and denied, by reyling on the equity of the centuries to come; just as the faithful endure all the abominations of this earth in the firm belief of another life, in which each will be rewarded according to his deserts. But suppose Paradise exists no more for the artist than it does for the Catholic, suppose that future generations prolong the misunderstanding and prefer amiable little trifles to vigorous works! Ah! What a sell it would be, eh? To have led a convict's life - to have screwed oneself down to one's work - all for a mere delusion!...

"Bah! What does it matter? Well, there's nothing hereafter. We are even madder than the fools who kill themselves for a woman. When the earth splits to pieces in space like a dry walnut, our works won't add one atom to its dust.”
Émile Zola
tags: art

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