Keywords: Literary Collections
Year of publication: 2018
Ernst Jnger A GERMAN OFFICER IN OCCUPIED PARIS THE WAR JOURNALS, 19411945 INCLUDING NOTES FROM THE CAUCASUS AND KIRCHHORST DIARIES Foreword by Elliot Y. Neaman Translated by Thomas S. Hansen and Abby J. Hansen Facsimile page from the First Paris Journal 45 July 1942 FOREWORD ELIOT NEAMAN Memories bear traits of an inverse causality. The world, as an effect, resembles a tree with a thousand branches, but as memory it leads downwards into the tangled network of the roots. When I confront memories, ...
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Ursula K Le Guin
Year of publication: 2017
Ursula K. Le Guin NO TIME TO SPARE THINKING ABOUT WHAT MATTERS To Vonda N. McIntyre, with love Introduction MANY YEARS AGO I recall seeing a cartoon in The New Yorker. Two men, one a seeker, the other a sage, sit on a ledge in front of a mountain cave, surrounded by cats. The meaning of life is cats, the sage is telling the seeker. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, I can pinpoint the year of publication as 1996 and the cartoonist as Sam Gross. The cartoon came back into my mind while reading ...
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Year of publication: 2002
HOW TO BE ALONE Jonathan Franzen For Kathy Chetkovich A Word About This Book My third novel, The Corrections, which Id worked on for many years, was published a week before the World Trade Center fell. This was a time when it seemed that the voices of self and commerce ought to fall silent a time when you wanted, in Nick Carraways phrase, the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever. Nevertheless, business is business. Within forty-eight hours of the calamity, I was ...
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Year of publication: 2012
Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen Dedication To Tom Hjelm, for the lessons in writing, and to Gran Ekstrm, for the lessons in travel PAIN WONT KILL YOU commencement address, Kenyon College, May 2011 Good morning, Class of 2011. Good morning, relatives and faculty. Its a great honor and pleasure to be here today. Im going to go ahead and assume that you all knew what you were getting into when you chose a literary writer to deliver this address. Im going to do what literary writers do, which is to ...
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