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Bibliobear
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“I believe one writes because one has to create a world in which one can live. I could not live in any of the worlds offered to me — the world of my parents, the world of war, the world of politics. I had to create a world of my own, like a climate, a country, an atmosphere in which I could breathe, reign, and recreate myself when destroyed by living. That, I believe, is the reason for every work of art.“

Remembering Anais Nin on her birthday.

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Aimeesue
Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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B8C5

Pyotr Ilyich was growing more and more astonished…in Mitya‘s hand there was a large amount of money, and what astonished him most was that Mitya was holding this money in a manner in which no one holds money; he was holding all the credit bills in his right hand…his arm extended directly in front of him…The banknotes were all 100-rouble ones, ‘rainbows‘, and he was holding them in bloodstained fingers.

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vivastory I love your BK posts 46m
BarkingMadRead Omg the bloody money 🤣 26m
TheBookHippie The MONEY 🤪🩸💵 23m
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Ruthiella Love how Mitry is also covered in blood! 🩸🤣 12m
Aimeesue @vivastory Glad you‘re enjoying them! I‘m having fun putting them together. 11m
Aimeesue @Ruthiella The makeup department went to town tonight! 9m
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Pinta
Playing in the Dark | Toni Morrison
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^p78 twisting language to preserve white character‘s agency & perspective in “To Have and Have Not.” Wesley can‘t even yell “Fish!”—Harry has to “saw he had seen” the fish.
“A better, certainly more graceful choice would have been to have the black man cry out at the sighting.” Observations, small details.

P30 “The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.”

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Pinta
Playing in the Dark | Toni Morrison
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Pickpick

Strong piece. “American Africanism” as an OTHERED Blackness, a “fabricated presence” as foil for white characters. 1992

P77 “Eddie is white, and we know he is because nobody says so.”

P93 “Studies in American Africanism, in my view, should be investigations of the ways in which a nonwhite, Africanist presence and persona have been constructed—invented—in the United States, and of the literary uses this fabricated presence has served.”

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Shaaaannnn
All the Pretty Horses | Cormac McCarthy
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Been reading this one for a minute now. It isn‘t that I don‘t like it, but I think his writing style/cadence bores me a little. Which is wild because people seemingly love it. Also, I learned a new word: Polysyndeton. Which is what McCarthy‘s writing style is. Anyways, these cowboys are pretty funny and I am liking them.

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BarkingMadRead
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Taylor

For old age removes the ability to act, but not to desire. It is only in a third phase that those who live to a great age renounce desire, after being obliged to abandon action. They no longer stand for such petty elections as that of President of the Republic, where they so often formerly strove to succeed. They are content merely to go out, to eat, and to read the newspapers. They have outlived themselves.

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IndoorDame
Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 13h
Eggs Perfection 🩷🩷 12h
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ravenlee
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GIVEAWAY! Enter with a comment on this post by 5 pm CT on Friday, 23 February, to win this lovely NF book about Jane Austen‘s works and how we came to get them. I‘ll draw a winner out of a hat and send it off next week.

I meant to do this ages ago, but better late than never. I bought this book twice, read and enjoyed it, and recommend it to JA fans. I hope my extra copy finds a good home!

Deblovestoread I‘d give it a good home 😌 24h
Clare-Dragonfly How do we enter? 15h
ravenlee 🤦🏻‍♀️ @Clare-Dragonfly I didn‘t make that clear, did I? Just comment here to enter! 13h
Clare-Dragonfly Then I‘m entered! Yay! 😁 4h
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Judybskt
The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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🏡Over 31 years ago
🍇The Grapes of Wrath

@TheSpineView #two4tuesday

TheSpineView Great book choice! Thanks for playing! 22h
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