Rebekah BurchfieldMcCleary

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The Waterlady: An Ozark Tale

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Vladimir Nabokov
“I appeal to parents: never, never say, "Hurry up," to a child. (62)”
Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

Vladimir Nabokov
“The village schoolmaster took us for instructive walks ('what you hear is the sound of a scythe being sharpened' ; 'that field there will be given a rest next season ';'oh, just a small bird...no special name '; 'if that peasant is drunk, it is because he is poor ') 71”
Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

Doris Lessing
“Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: 'You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.”
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

Doris Lessing
“I’m not going to be like my mother. You’re maniacs. You’re mad."

“Yes,” said Kate. “I know it. And so you won’t be. The best of luck to you. And what are you going to be instead?”
Doris Lessing, The Summer Before the Dark

“It is surely gratuitous to point out that the author suffered from an edifice complex (writing of Ayn Rand)”
Claudia Roth Pierpont, Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World




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