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An Armenian Sketchbook by Vasily Grossman
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"This review brightened up an otherwise bleak Sundsy morning. I'm usually glued the the TV watching the talk shows but the news is just too upsetting....more "
An Armenian Sketchbook by Vasily Grossman

- Martiros Saryan (1880-1972) "Armenia's national artist"

What a coincidence - just a few days after reading Burton Watson's charming The Rainbow World, I happen to read Vasily Grossman's An Armenian Sketchbook. I love little stories of real, exist... " Read more of this review »
"This review is exquisite in every way. You are Jeffrey K's only rival as a selector of perfect illustrations. (I wish you could advise us on picking a...more "
Briefe über Cezanne by Rainer Maria Rilke

Rilke wrote these letters to his wife the sculptor Clara Westhoff during the period when he lived in Paris (1902 to 1910). He had been commissioned to write a monograph on Rodin and also worked for him as a secretary for a few months. During this... " Read more of this review »
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The Plains by Gerald Murnane
" A man can know his place and yet never try to reach it.

Plains, Plains, everywhere...

To admire the beauty, to love the words, to enjoy the journey, to respect a talent and to retain the hope of finding a rare visual on the endless stage of nature... " Read more of this review »
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A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
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"After reading Nigeyb's comment I re-read the review. I had missed the link to the Thanksgiving service at St. Paul's - what a treat! I'm adding Powell...more "
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“The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don't. If you keep saying your slippers aren't yours, then you'll die searching, you'll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny.”
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“Wasn't that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted”
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Mark Twain
“Each place has its own advantages - heaven for the climate, and hell for the society.”
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David Foster Wallace
“To be, in a word, unborable.... It is the key to modern life. If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish”
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