literature


Random quote of the day:

“Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress. When I get tired of one I spend the night with the other.”

—Anton Chekhov, letter to A. S. Suvorin, September 11, 1888 (tr. Constance Garnett)

 

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Random quote of the day:

“Literature. Be wary of that word. Don’t pronounce it too fast. If one took literature from great writers, one would remove what is most personal to them. Literature = nostalgia. Nietzsche’s superman, Dostoevsky’s abyss, Gide’s gratuitous act, etc. etc.”

—Albert Camus, The Notebooks, 1942-1951 (tr. Justin O’Brien)

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Random quote of the day:

“Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.”

—Ezra Pound, ABC of Reading

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Random quote of the day:  

 

“I don’t believe any of you have ever read Paradise Lost, and you don’t want to. That’s something that you just want to take on trust. It’s a classic…something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.” —Mark Twain, speech, “The Disappearance of Literature,” November 20, 1900

 

(Having been forced to read it for my major, I have to agree with Twain.  I know that makes me shallow, but I can live with that.)

 
 

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Random quote of the day:

 

“Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author’s soul.  If that upheaval is not present then it must come from the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted.”

—Robert Benchley, quoted in Bon Bons, Bourbon and Bon Mots: Stories from the Algonquin Round Table by Franklin Pierce Adams, Robert Benchley, and Heywood Broun

 

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