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Walt Whitman

And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death. — Walt Whitman, from strophe 13, “Starting from Paumanok,” Leaves of Grass. Originally published July 4, 1855.

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Gabriel García Márquez

He thought about his people without sentimentality, with a strict dosing of his accounts with life, beginning to understand how much he really loved the people he hated most. […] In the shattered schoolhouse where for the first time he had felt the security of power, a few feet from the room where he had… Continue reading Gabriel García Márquez

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