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A Dark Stranger (edition 2009)

by Julien Gracq, Christopher Moncrieff (Translator)

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Title:A Dark Stranger
Authors:Julien Gracq
Other authors:Christopher Moncrieff (Translator)
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Hoyningen-Huene, Baron GeorgeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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They that have the power hurt and will do none,
That do not do the thing they most do show,
Who, moving others, are themselves as stone,
Unmoved, cold, and to temptation slow;
They rightly do inherit heaven's graces,
And husband nature's riches from expense;
They are the lords and owners of their faces,
Others but stewards of their excellence...

Sonnet XCIV William Shakespeare
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For Roger Veillé
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During these fleeting, drifting days of late autumn I recall with special fondness the paths on that little beach at the close of the season, suddenly strangely overwhelmed by silence.
J'évoque, dans ces journées glissantes, fuyantes, de l'arrière-automne, avec une prédilection particulière les avenues de cette petit palge, dans le déclin de la saison soudain singulièrement envahies par le silence.
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