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“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”–The White Album
“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
“I am a writer. Imagining what someone would say or do comes to me as naturally as breathing.”–The Year of Magical Thinking
The cover of Eliza by Barry Pain, 1904:
Encore post from 5 years ago.
Another year has gone by, and I still find you as enigmatic and problematic as ever. You, who could write such beautiful words, ruffle my feathers like few others. You, who squandered such exemplary gifts, frustrate me to the point of madness. Although I’ve never loved you, not even a bit, I have spent some wonderful time in your company. At this point in the game, I realize that I will never stop questioning you and, in questioning you, relentlessly, learn more about myself than I ever cared to know. Happy birthday, you beautiful bastard.
Yours (but not really),
F. Scott Fitzgerald by Gordon Bryant. Shadowland, 1921.
“I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”-This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Via Random House :
A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!
Today’s selection? The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English by Lorna Sage.
- TITLE: THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO WOMEN’S WRITING IN ENGLISH
- AUTHOR: LORNA SAGE
- PUBLISHED: 1999
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
WHY I BOUGHT IT:
A reference book dedicated to (English-language) women writers? Sign. Me. Up. One can never own too many books by and about women writers.
Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying the series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
“Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.”–Philip Roth
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