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'He spent his days there in a perpetual summer.
I met a traveller from an antique land ...
The name Ὠγυγία entwines several idea-strands:
W.B. Yeats, 'The Second Coming''
Much he discourses, and of various points,
George Crabbe, 'Religious Sects'.
'Truth, in the final analysis, has always and only served oppression. [or ' ... has never served anything but oppression' or 'At the end of the day, the truth is a fascist concept that only serves to oppress'] Too many hopes, wretched disappointments, and blood-soaked paradises teach us in any case to be wary of it'.
'... absolute beginnings are too aflame with potentiality to contemplate with the naked eye,
'It is as if the past is a great ship that has gone ashore, and archivist and writer must gather as much of the rich squandered cargo as they can'.
'There will be a talking of lovely things,
'England of the burrow-in green, chalk galvanized giant,
Holly Hopkins, 'England, where did you go?'
W.H.Auden, 'The Shield of Achilles'
"...there is no happiness except through freedom from Angst and only creative work, communion with nature, and helping others are anxiety-free."
Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave, p. 37-8.
"I feel like part of the vanishing breed that thinks a writer should be read and not heard, let alone seen. I think this is because there seems so often today to be a tendency to put the person in the place of his or her work, to turn the creative artist into a performing one, to find what a writer says about writing somehow more valid, or more real, than the writing itself".
William Gaddis — from his acceptance speech for the National Book Award in Fiction for J R , April 1976
†CROSSING THE SIERRA DE GREDOS by Peter Handke
†THE BOOK OF CHAMELEONS by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
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