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Hans Keilson

She had seen fear: the terrible helpless fear that rises up out of sadness and despair and is no longer attached to anything— the helpless fear that is tied only to nothingness. Not fear or anxiety or despair about a person or a situation, nothing, nothing, only the exposure, the vulnerability, being cast loose from… Continue reading Hans Keilson

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W. G. Sebald

Smoke will stir no more, no more the trees, now evening closes on the colours of the village. An end is come to the workings of shadow. The response of the landscape expects no answer. —  , “Smoke will stir,” Across the Land and the Water: Selected Poems, 1964-2001, translated by Ian Galbraith (Random House,… Continue reading W. G. Sebald

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Hermann Hesse

“When someone is seeking,” said Siddartha, “It happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking… Continue reading Hermann Hesse

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