Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Once and Future Book

L’avenement du livre de poche aux Etats-Unis a commencé en 1939 avec Pocket Books, et c’est la guerre qui, malgré les restrictions, l’a véritablement imposé dans tout le pays. Dès 1947, les “grands” étaient solidement établis et faisaient fortune. Le … Continue reading

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Wherefore goest thou, my Apocalypse

So I have two mes? According to Mrs. Margaret, one is subject I one is object I? But I only one I. Unless Mrs. Margaret talking about incarnation or after life. She also telling me I disorder when speaking English. … Continue reading

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The Pagan’s Creed

“Have you ever heard anything about God, Topsy?” The child looked bewilder’d, but grinned as usual. “Do you know who made you?” “Nobody, as I knows on,” said the child, with a short laugh. The idea appeared to amuse her … Continue reading

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We are born to words

You get born and you try this and you don’t know why only you keep trying and you are born at the same time with a lot of other people, all mixed up with them, like trying to, having to, … Continue reading

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He protests too much

“It was the biggest protest he had ever allowed himself to make against the condition of life.” Graham Greene. “Two Gentle People.” Complete Short Stories. p.427. Ah, ‘the condition of life’ is a phrase apt to sum up Graham Greene’s … Continue reading

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And then there were three

“I suppose not,” Catherine said. “Well I’m sorry I said it all wrong and I couldn’t help saying what I wished.” In the room he said to Catherine, “To hell with her.” “No, David. She wanted to do what I … Continue reading

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At the zoo talking to the tigers

“and I go sit in the back garden until it’s dark, not crying, of course, I’m not such a fool as to start crying, only wimps cry, and I’m not crying, don’t think I’m crying, I’m not, I sit in … Continue reading

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