[The Year of Orito]

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I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers.

Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.

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[A Life Well Lived]

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[Και μετά έγινα σαστισμένος λεμούριος για χατίρι του Γιάκομπ ντε Ζουτ]

Novelist David Mitchell, London.


Fairness is for happy people, for people who have been lucky enough to have lived a life defined more by certainties than by ambiguities.

Right and wrong, however, are for—well, not unhappy people, maybe, but scarred people; scared people.

#ForTheLoveOfJude #LispenardStreet #teamHanya


The year of the magpie

When a parent dies, a filing cabinet full of all the fascinating stuff also ceases to exist.

Ντέιβιντ Μίτσελ, The Bone Clocks

We want other people to have a centre, a history, an account that makes sense. We want to be able to say This is what he did and Here’s why. It forms a lock against oblivion. Does it?

Αν Κάρσον, NOX


[το 2013 ήταν σαφώς καλύτερο]

Στο Booktalks, αγαπητοί εν Όστερ αδελφοί

salgood_austerΤετάρτη, 18 Ιουνίου, ώρα οκτώ, συζητάμε για τον Πολ Όστερ και την Τριλογία της Νέας Υόρκης με την Κατερίνα Μαλακατέ και τη μεταφράστρια Σταυρούλα Αργυροπούλου στο Booktalks (Αρτέμιδος 47 & Αγίου Αλεξάνδρου 58, Παλιό Φάληρο).

[εδώ το fb event]