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The Castle by Franz Kafka
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In point of fact , we all - are such a Land-surveyors.... Each one longs to get into his own so coveted "castle"...This earthly life of ours - is the path we must go through... That's why the L a n d (!) - surveyor is the protagonist . But we are den ...more
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The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler
The Decline of the West
by Oswald Spengler
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Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque
“- Никогда, Робби, не стремись знать слишком много! Чем меньше знаешь, тем проще живется. Знание делает человека свободным, но и несчастным. Давай выпьем за наивность, за глупость и все, что к ним относится - за любовь, за веру в будущее, за мечты о счастье - за божественную глупость, за потерянный рай...”
Erich Maria Remarque
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“In the world I am
Always a stranger
I do not understand its language
It does not understand my silence”
Bei Dao
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Tonio Kröger by Thomas Mann
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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima
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Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
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Snide and mischievous Eros conducts us to Thanatos , using the most powerful tool - Beauty . Beauty has a magical irresistible power , particulary, over an artist's nature , over the most highly developed minds, over the most sensitive and gifted sou ...more
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“Forgetting’s not something you do, it happens to you. Only it didn’t happen to me.”
John Fowles, The Collector

Hermann Hesse
“Most people...are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path.”
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Erich Maria Remarque
“- Никогда, Робби, не стремись знать слишком много! Чем меньше знаешь, тем проще живется. Знание делает человека свободным, но и несчастным. Давай выпьем за наивность, за глупость и все, что к ним относится - за любовь, за веру в будущее, за мечты о счастье - за божественную глупость, за потерянный рай...”
Erich Maria Remarque, Three Comrades

Thomas Mann
“He undressed, lay down, put out the light. Two names he whispered into his pillow, the few chaste northern syllables that meant for him his true and native way of love, of longing and happiness; that meant to him life and home, meant simple and heartfelt feeling. He looked back on the years that had passed. He thought of the dreamy adventures of the senses, nerves, and mind in which he had been involved; saw himself eaten up with intellect and introspection, ravaged and paralysed by insight, half worn out by the fevers and frosts of creation, helpless and in anguish of conscience between two extremes, flung to and fro between austerity and lust; raffiné, impoverished, exhausted by frigid and artificially heightened ecstasies; erring, forsaken, martyred, and ill -- and sobbed with nostalgia and remorse.”
Thomas Mann, Tonio Kröger

Iris Murdoch
“I hate solitude, but I'm afraid of intimacy. The substance of my life is a private conversation with myself which to turn into a dialogue would be equivalent to self-destruction. The company which I need is the company which a pub or a cafe will provide. I have never wanted a communion of souls. It's already hard enough to tell the truth to oneself.”
Iris Murdoch, Under the Net

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