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Fathers and Daughters – “Disgrace” – J.M. Coetzee

December 13th, 2011 · No Comments · African, Fiction, Literature, Love

But he is a father, that is his fate, and as a father grows older he turns more and more – it cannot be helped – toward his daughter. She becomes his second salvation, the bride of his youth reborn. No wonder, in fairy-stories, queens try to hound their daughters to their death! He sighs, [...]

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That’s Some Crash – “The Right Stuff” – Tom Wolfe

July 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Civilisation, Description, Science

Somebody’s running toward him… It’s a kid, a guy in his twenties… He’s come from the highway… He comes up close and his mouth falls open and he gives Yeager a look of stone horror… “Are you all right!” The look on the kid’s face! Christalmighty! “I was in my car! I saw you coming [...]

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The Test – “The Right Stuff” – Tom Wolfe

July 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Civilisation, Culture

in this fraternity, even though it was military, men were not rated by their outward rank as ensigns, lieutenants, commanders, or whatever. No, herein the world was divided into those who had it and those who did not. This quality, this it, was never named, however, nor was it talked about in any way. As [...]

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