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Deadlock (Classic Reprint)
Deadlock (Classic Reprint) | Dorothy Miller Richardson
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Excerpt from Deadlock It is, I suppose, incontestable that Miss Richard son's own six volumes are so written as to facilitate precisely that sort of apprehension by her readers. The leverage which she wishes to exert upon them is that of the unique personality intimately grasped, with out reference to such irrelevant affairs as literary forms or formulae, tendencies, philosophies, schools, aesthetic canons and traditions. In short, what she is trying to communicate is the most desperately generous of all gifts - the gift of herself. That is why, I sus peet, she would be indifferent to any attempt to esti mate her bearings on the contemporary fictional scene as a whole. The effort to place her, she would almost necessarily construe as an effort to dispose of her altogether, and on the cheapest terms to reject her on the one ground on which she offers herself, while accepting her on grounds wholly foreign to her mind and purpose. The logical outcome of any such process she would doubtless see as an identification of her des tiny with that of the forlorn classics by which we are all influenced, whether we have read them or not. She might even add that to be imitated is the last unbearable evidence of failure, since the sole accom plishment to which she has ever aspired is one which must remain inimitable. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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LisaMorr
Deadlock | Dorothy Miller Richardson

Wow!!!
Miriam: “How did people find out about books? Where did they get them from?”
[Can you imagine ever having this problem today?]

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LisaMorr
Deadlock | Dorothy Miller Richardson

The Russian student Shatov to Miriam: You do not know what individual liberty is because you know nothing of any other condition ... suddenly a man near me on the outskirt of the crowd shouted in a full voice: ‘Chamberlain is a damned liar!‘ ... There was also quite near me, a very big John Bull Bobby. He turned to pass on with a smile. Ah that indeed for a Russian was a most wonderful spectacle.

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LisaMorr
Deadlock | Dorothy Miller Richardson
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Thanks to @rather_be_reading for sharing the image. Can‘t wait to have pumpkin pie later this week when I get home from this trip!

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LisaMorr
Deadlock (Classic Reprint) | Dorothy Miller Richardson

More fun thoughts from Miriam: Experienced people said ‘there is always something,‘ ‘a skeleton in every cupboard.‘ ... But why did people get into cupboards?
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TalecArashi They just wanted a cup, man 3mo
TalecArashi Can you imagine, you're at someone's house and you open up a cupboard to get a cup but a skeleton falls on you instead 3mo
LisaMorr @TalecArashi lol, yes, the imagery. 3mo
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LisaMorr
Deadlock | Dorothy Miller Richardson

How inconvenient for people with very long eyelashes to have to wear glasses, she thought, engrossing herself in a sudden vision of her neighbour‘s profile.
- Never know what you might run across in Dorothy Richardson‘s stream of consciousness Pilgrimage novels. 😉