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T.H. White

‘The best thing for being sad,’ replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, ‘is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake in the middle of the night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your… Continue reading T.H. White

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Maylis de Kerangal

They said: okay, it’s true, time is nothing to him, that which passes, that which flies, all that is nothing to him, doesn’t slip past or cause adherences or brackish fog – and is it precisely because we are alone in time, alone and losing at every turn, noses buried in our losses, in the… Continue reading Maylis de Kerangal

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Austin Clarke

Sleepy moths fluttered In her dark eyes, And her lips grew quieter Than lullabies. Swaying with the reedgrass Over the stream Lazily she lingered Cradling a dream. —Austin Clarke, from “The Awakening of Dermuid,” Austin Clarke (From “The Vengeance of Finn.”) Anthology of Irish Verse. Edited with an introductionby Padraic Colum. (New York: Boni and… Continue reading Austin Clarke

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