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An Armenian Sketchbook by Vasily Grossman

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

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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.

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A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
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“I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one. . . . Humans are caught—in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too—in a net of good and evil. . . . There is no other story. A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well—or ill?”
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