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Opium and Other Stories by Géza Csáth
Opium and Other Stories
by Géza Csáth
recommended to Mariel by: black silence laughing
recommended for: crazy, without a sound
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You sigh, you disengage yourself from the magic. Why? Because if you don't, the joy imparted by it slowly fades; you tire of gazing, of feeling the music die; and that's even more distressing. from 'A Joseph in Egypt'

I'm not sorry. In 'Souvenir' he...more
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Crazy Hunter by Kay Boyle
Crazy Hunter
by Kay Boyle
recommended to Mariel by: reptile disguised
recommended for: darkness to darkness
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He said, the words coming slowly across the grass as the drunken, the flagging, drugged lament drifted hypnotically toward sleep. "I've learned it over and over and I don't want to have to learn it any more, that there isn't any youth and age, there'...more
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“To read great books does not mean one becomes ‘bookish’; it means that something of the terrible insight of Dostoyevsky, of the richly-charged imagination of Shakespeare, of the luminous wisdom of Goethe, actually passes into the personality of the reader; so that in contact with the chaos of ordinary life certain free and flowing outlines emerge, like the forms of some classic picture, endowing both people and things with a grandeur beyond what is visible to the superficial glance.”
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René Crevel
“Straight lines go too quickly to appreciate the pleasures of the journey. They rush straight to their target and then die in the very moment of their triumph without having thought, loved, suffered or enjoyed themselves. Broken lines do not know what they want. With their caprices they cut time up, abuse routes, slash the joyous flowers and split the peaceful fruits with their corners. It is another story with curved lines. The song of the curved line is called happiness.”
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