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About meI have a secret passion for mercy, but justice is what keeps happening to people.
~ Ross MacDonald, The Goodbye Look

And so if in our family we don’t even know when we’re burning like logs in a fireplace it can only mean that our bodies abandon us, that maybe we are spirits, and it’s not clear when we stopped being ourselves and became something else.
~ Fleur Jaeggy, I Am the Brother of XX

more than this, there is nothing

About my libraryThe time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

~ Derek Walcott, Love To Love

GroupsAntiquarian Books, Bestsellers over the Years, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Book Care and Repair, Book Collectors, Books in Books, Books on Books, Books on the Paranormal, Booksellers, British & Irish Crime Fictionshow all groups

Favorite authorsEdward Abbey, J. G. Ballard, Paul Bowles, Joseph Brinson, Constantine Cavafy, Joan Didion, Steve Erickson, William Gaddis, William H. Gass, Julien Gracq, Charles L. Grant, Frank Herbert, John Hollander, A. M. Homes, Langston Hughes, Fleur Jaeggy, Denis Johnson, Anna Kavan, Joe R. Lansdale, Wyndham Lewis, Macumbeira; tomcatMurr, Cormac McCarthy, Mac McCaskill, Joseph McElroy, Flannery O'Connor, John Cowper Powys, Marcel Proust, Arthur Rimbaud, William Sansom, John Steinbeck, Terese Svoboda, Newton Thornburg, Leo Tolstoy, William T. Vollmann, David Foster Wallace, Claire Vaye Watkins, Denton Welch, Marguerite Young (Shared favorites)



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