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Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera-why has this man not won the Nobel Prize?

Milan Kundera, "Prenditi il diritto di sorprenderti" -  "E si disse che la questione fondamentale non era: sapevano o non sapevano, bensì: si è innocenti solo per il fatto che non si sa? Un imbecille seduto sul trono è sollevato da ogni responsabilità solo per il fatto che è un imbecille?

Milan Kundera, da “L’insostenibile leggerezza dell’essere” (1984)

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Picasso - Lady with a Fan (Femme à l'éventail), by Pablo Picasso

“Paul Valery speaks of the 'une ligne donnee' of a poem. One line is given to the poet by God or by nature, the rest he has to discover for himself.”  ― Stephen Spender, Faber and Faber publicity photo

“Paul Valery speaks of 'une ligne donnee' of a poem. One line is given to the poet by God or by nature, the rest he has to discover for himself.” ― Stephen Spender, Faber and Faber publicity photo

"Thomas Clayton Wolfe (October 3, 1900 – September 15, 1938) was a major American novelist of the early 20th century.... known for mixing highly original, poetic, rhapsodic, and impressionistic prose with autobiographical writing. His books ... published from the 1920s to the 1940s, reflect vividly on American culture and mores of the period, albeit filtered through Wolfe's sensitive, sophisticated and hyper-analytical perspective....  He is considered North Carolina's most famous writer."

Thomas Clayton Wolfe was a major American novelist of the early century. Wolfe wrote four lengthy novels, plus many short stories, dramatic works and novellas.

Robert Browning .... 1812-1889  "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?" He was buried in Poet's corner in Westminster Abbey. His grave now lies immediately adjacent to that of Alfred Tennyson

- Robert Browning - Poet, married to poet Elizabeth Barrett . "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp.

John Steinbeck.  He wrote books that make me weep.  I've never been as moved by literature as I have by several of Steinbeck's novels: Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Travels with Charlie. I can read them again and again, just for the pure art of the writing.

Dear Son, Here's The 411 On Females, Love John Steinbeck. A letter from Steinbeck to his son about love.

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