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Different kinds of fiction and what makes them fiction

When theyre open, youre incapable of going in without buying something.

Youve been traumatized by things that only happened in books you read.

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"Oh, Christmas books, oh Christmas books..."

book art & design

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I don't buy books...

So right

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Hibernation by Raquel Marin

From page to heart — Mapping the power of reading, 1961...

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Slaughterhouse Five

The Master

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    Jess Ahern

    '...the work would be at first like breathing on glass in its uncertainty and its delicacy; he would hope that he could see a pattern before the breath was cleared away.'

The Great Gatsby

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    Jess Ahern

    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

The Chronicles of Narnia

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    Jess Ahern

    “And I was the Lion you do not remember who pushed the boat in which you lay, a child near death, so that it came to shore where a man sat, wakeful at midnight, to receive you.” The Horse and His Boy

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    Jess Ahern

    “Is it easier for a man to live his life again as a fish, than to accept the wonder of being human? So alone, so frightened, so wanting for what we are afraid to give tongue to.”

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    Jess Ahern

    “From an early age she had developed the art of being alone and generally preferred her own company to anyone else’s. She read books at enormous speed and judged them entirely on her ability to remove her from her material surroundings. In almost all the unhappiest days of her life she had been able to escape from her own inner world by living temporarily in someone else’s, and on the two or three occasions that she had been too upset to concentrate she had been desolate.”

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    Jess Ahern

    “...though she had not had the strength to shake off the spell that bound her to him she had lost all spontaneity of feeling, and seemed to herself to be passively awaiting a fate she could not avert.”

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    Jess Ahern

    “Every ending is arbitrary, because the end is where you write The end. A period, a dot of punctuation, a point of stasis. A pinprick in the paper: you could put your eye to it and see through, to the other side, to the beginning of something else. Or, as Tony says to her students, Time is not a solid, like wood, but a fluid, like water or the wind. It doesn't come neatly cut into even-sized length, into decades and centuries. Nevertheless, for our purposes we have to pretend it does. The end of any history is a lie in which we all agree to conspire.”

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    Jess Ahern

    “When you are in the middle of a story it isn't a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it. It's only afterwards that it becomes anything like a story at all. When you are telling it, to yourself or to someone else.”

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    Jess Ahern

    “And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.”

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    Jess Ahern

    “Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.”

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    Jess Ahern

    “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”

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6 Books Every Smart, Sexy Woman Needs To Read

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    Jess Ahern

    “I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow, the million moving shapes and cul-de-sacs of shadow. There was shadow in bureau drawers and closets and suitcases, and shadow under houses and trees and stones, and shadow at the back of people’s eyes and smiles, and shadow, miles and miles and miles of it, on the night side of the earth.”