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Herman Melville

…for it is often to be observed of the shallower men, that they are the very last to despond. It is the glory of the bladder that nothing can sink it; it is the reproach of a box of treasure, that once overboard it must drown. ― Herman Melville, Pierre: or, the Ambiguities. (New York:… Continue reading Herman Melville

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Aubade · Poetry

Oliver de la Paz

Aubade with Bread for the Sparrows The snow voids the distance of the road and the first breath comes from the early morning ghosts. The sparrows with their hard eyes glisten in the difficult light. They preen their feathers and chirp. It’s as though they were one voice talking to God.                                     Mornings are a… Continue reading Oliver de la Paz

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Australian Culture · Australian Literature · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fiction · German Culture · Historical Fiction · Holocaust · Paraphrase · Quote · War · World War II

Markus Zusak

Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. “I’m okay” we say. “I’m alright”. But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can’t get it off. That’s when you realize that sometimes it isn’t even an answer—it’s a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced. — Markus Zusak, The Book… Continue reading Markus Zusak

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