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Jan 10, 2013 05:05PM

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A Wake for the Living by Radmila Lazić
" "~ I sharpened knives all night
to welcome you in the brilliance of their blades~
& among them~
my ~~love~~~ sparkles for~~ your eyes~~ only...."
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A Wake for the Living by Radmila Lazić

Fantastic--the translation is like a draped transparency."
" John wrote: "The most bizarre thing to me? People have iPhones & computers, but how do they communicate long distance? With letters. Wuh???"

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Ben, in the World by Doris Lessing
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"They heard a cry and a slide of small stones & silence.
They slowly got up, slowly followed him.
They made their way to where the precipice fell away from the path. There was Ben, far below, a pile of coloured clothing.
His yellow hair was like a
Ben, in the World by Doris Lessing
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" Isabelle wrote: "At the beginning, I hated Nick. I believed the diary was real. Nick didn't deserve Amy…but then not all of it were real after all, et ...more "
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Serena by Ron Rash
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in the movie & the jumped the gun w/the Panther ~ they put it into the first scene & he
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Alicia is on page 53 of 192 of Ben, in the World: oh Sunday August 9th, 2015 you are all about the books~~ I am swallowed up by Ben at 18 years of age..
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Ben, In the World by Doris Lessing
"After reading the sequel to the fifth child, I felt HIGHLY insulted. If you've read The Fifth Child, please, skip this. I never tell anyone not to read a book. In fact, this is the first book review I have ever written on a public forum. I really..." Read more of this review »
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Langston Hughes
“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”
Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems

Anaïs Nin
“You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.”
Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

Joseph Frank
“His unrivaled genius as an ideological novelist was this capacity to invent actions and situations in which ideas dominate behavior without the latter becoming allegorical. He possessed what I call an eschatological imagination, one that could envision putting ideas into action and then following them out to their ultimate consequences. At the same time, his characters respond to such consequences according to the ordinary moral and social standards prevalent in their milieu, and it is the fusion of these two levels that provides Dostoevsky's novels with both their imaginative range and their realistic grounding in social life.”
Joseph Frank, Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time

Philip Roth
“We leave a stain, we leave a trail, we leave our imprint. Impurity, cruelty, abuse, error, excrement, semen - there’s no other way to be here. Nothing to do with disobedience. Nothing to do with grace or salvation or redemption. It’s in everyone. Indwelling. Inherent. Defining. The stain that is there before its mark.”
Philip Roth, The Human Stain

Stephen Chbosky
“It's much easier to not know things sometimes. Things change and friends leave. And life doesn't stop for anybody. I wanted to laugh. Or maybe get mad. Or maybe shrug at how strange everybody was, especially me. I think the idea is that every person has to live for his or her own life and than make the choice to share it with other people. You can't just sit their and put everybody's lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. You just can't. You have to do things. I'm going to do what I want to do. I'm going to be who I really am. And I'm going to figure out what that is. And we could all sit around and wonder and feel bad about each other and blame a lot of people for what they did or didn't do or what they didn't know. I don't know. I guess there could always be someone to blame. It's just different. Maybe it's good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, I think that the only perspective is to really be there. Because it's okay to feel things. I was really there. And that was enough to make me feel infinite. I feel infinite.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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