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Greg Dening on hindsight and imagination

We know from our living experience that our present moments—this moment—has all the possibilities of the future still in it. None of us prescribes the reality we live in.

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dormir plutôt que vivre!

Does such a thing as “the fatal flaw,” that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn’t.

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David Hare on the Cruel Paradoxes of Neo-Liberalism

‘The genius of 21st-century capitalism has been its ability to create a sense of the inevitable at the very moment when it has been at its most vulnerable. 290 more words

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in the trust that up high/ lie here together

“I absolutely agree. It’s interesting that it’s an experience of standing before a figure of a god, but in the 20th century. This god is broken, this god’s head isn’t there.

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Margery Sharp Day is only a few days away! Quick, plan to read (& hopefully) review her. You will not be sorry!

Quick! There’s still time (though it’s now much less than a week away) to take part in Margery Sharp Day.

I’m pasting in Jane’s post… 498 more words

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by Rainer Maria Rilke

I love the dark hours of my being.
My mind deepens into them.
There I can find, as in old letters, 60 more words

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A Nudge to go Read the Latest from Slightly Foxed: Ronald Blythe on Reading Inherited Books

Many of you will already be very familiar with the Reader’s Quarterly from niche publisher Slightly Foxed, but for those who aren’t (yet) on their email list, I would like to point you in the direction of the January 2015 newsletter. 437 more words

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