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Worth reading in the sense that either I've read them and recommend them or I haven't yet read them but should (or at least want to).
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Rachel Arons writes about the challenges of capturing “Lolita” in a single image, and a new book that commissioned designers to create covers for Nabokov’s work. Click-through for a slide show of a selection of covers: http://nyr.kr/11xdKnr (Cover design by Aleksander Bak. Image courtesy Print Books.)
the Plague by Albert Camus "In other case, however, there was more emotion to these walks about the town, as when a man, pointing to some place charged for him with sad yet tender associations, would say to the girl or woman beside him, 'This is where one evening like this, I longed for you so desperately - and you weren't there!'
"From the moment absurdity is recognized, it becomes a passion, the most harrowing of all." It is not the world that is absurd, nor human thought: the absurd arises when the human need to understand meets the unreasonableness of the world, when "my appetite for the absolute and for unity" meets "the impossibility of reducing this world to a rational and reasonable principle."