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Sarah Colombo My favorite authors are: Zadie Smith, Thomas Pynchon, Kurt Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, Octavia Butler, Ursula K Le Guin, Jane Austen, Flannery O'Connor,…moreMy favorite authors are: Zadie Smith, Thomas Pynchon, Kurt Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, Octavia Butler, Ursula K Le Guin, Jane Austen, Flannery O'Connor, and Cormac McCarthy. It's hard to say how each has influenced me directly, but I think they're all mixed in there along with my favorite TV shows and movies.(less)
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Thomas Pynchon
“She may know a little, may think of herself, face and body, as ‘pretty’…but he could never tell her all the rest, how many other living things, birds, nights smelling of grass and rain, sunlit moments of simple peace, also gather in what she is to him.”
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

Harold Brodkey
“I don't hate you. I love you."
"I love you, too. God, it's hell!"
They decided to be more sensible. The next day they didn't meet in Widener. Elgin stayed in his room, and at three o'clock the phone rang.
"It's me--Caroline."
"Oh God, you called. I was praying you would. Where are you?"
"In the drugstore on the corner." There was silence. "Elgin," she said at last, "did you have any orange juice today?"
He ran, down the stairs, along the sidewalk, to the drugstore to have his orange juice.”
Harold Brodkey, First Love and Other Sorrows: Stories

Virginia Woolf
“I see you everywhere, in the stars, in the river, to me you're everything that exists; the reality of everything.”
Virginia Woolf, Night and Day

Simone de Beauvoir
“Today it strikes me that the most important aspect of these conversations was not so much what we said as what we took for granted, and what in fact was not so at all. We were wrong about almost everything. An accurate character sketch must take these errors into account, since they expressed one kind of reality - our actual situation.”
Simone de Beauvoir, Prime of Life

Eudora Welty
“A hidden mussel was blowing bubbles like a spring through the sand where his boot was teasing the water. It was the little pulse of bubbles and not himself or herself that was the moment for her then; and he could have already departed and she could have already wept, and it would have been the same, as she stared at the little fountain rising so gently out of the shimmering sand. A clear love is in the world - this came to her as insistently as the mussel's bubbles through the water. There it was, existing there where they came and were beside it now. It is in the bubble in the water in the river, and it has its own changing and its mysteries of days and nights, and it does not care how we come and go.”
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Sarah Patrick wrote: "Sarah, when are you, Jonathan and I heading to Hattiesburg? :-)"

I don't know! I'll let you know when we do so you can give us some tips.


Patrick McCarty Sarah, when are you, Jonathan and I heading to Hattiesburg? :-)


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Sarah Scott wrote: "Sarah, I want to apologize: I'm probably not going to finish Night and Day. But I promise that the next Virginia Woolf book I read will definitely be N&D."

Ha.
I forgive you.


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S Sarah, I want to apologize: I'm probably not going to finish Night and Day. But I promise that the next Virginia Woolf book I read will definitely be N&D.


message 3: by Sarah

Sarah Scott wrote: "It's amazing how fresh Woolf is. I just read the part about the public lecture on Elizabethan Metaphor and I felt like I was back in college, hanging out with intellectuals."

Glad you're liking it! She's pretty amazing.


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S It's amazing how fresh Woolf is. I just read the part about the public lecture on Elizabethan Metaphor and I felt like I was back in college, hanging out with intellectuals.


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Amy Newsome Sarah,
Thanks for inviting me! Love book talk! It's like book club without the wine.


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