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Book cover for Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
We have been told that poetry has a soul and theory has a mind and that we have to choose between them.
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John Boyne
“I think perhaps the adults we become are formed in childhood and there's no way around it.”
John Boyne, The Absolutist

Tony Kushner
“In this world, there is a kind of painful progress. Longing for what we've left behind, and dreaming ahead.”
Tony Kushner, Perestroika

Mary Renault
“He stood between death and life as between night and morning, and thought with a soaring rapture, 'I am not afraid.”
Mary Renault, Fire from Heaven

John Boyne
“He reaches over, takes my face in his hands and pulls me to him. In my idle moments, imagining such a scene, I have always assumed that it would be the other way round, that I would reach for him and he would pull away, denouncing me as a degenerate and a false friend. But now I am neither shocked nor surprised by his initiative, nor do I feel any of the great urgency that I thought I would, should this moment ever come to pass. Instead, it feels perfectly natural, everything he does to me, everything that he allows to happen between us. And for the first time since that dreadful afternoon when my father beat me to within an inch of my life, I feel that I have come home.”
John Boyne, The Absolutist

Hanya Yanagihara
“He had looked at Jude, then, and had felt that same sensation he sometimes did when he thought, really thought of Jude and what his life had been: a sadness, he might have called it, but it wasn't a pitying sadness; it was a larger sadness, one that seemed to encompass all the poor striving people, the billions he didn't know, all living their lives, a sadness that mingled with a wonder and awe at how hard humans everywhere tried to live, even when their days were so very difficult, even when their circumstances were so wretched. Life is so sad, he would think in those moments. It's so sad, and yet we all do it.”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

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we're reading war and peace. STARTING SEPTEMBER 1, 2017.
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