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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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She Lived in his Eyes - “Tender is the Night” – F Scott Fitzgerald

August 13th, 2011 · No Comments · Description, Literature, Love, Prose, Writing

He looked at her and for a moment she lived in the bright blue worlds of his eyes, eagerly and confidently.

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Dying only to Quicken Again – “Spring Snow” – Yukio Mishima

August 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Japan, Japanese, Literature, Philosophy

His conviction of having no purpose in life other than to act as a distillation of poison was part of the ego of an eighteen-year-old. He had resolved that his beautiful white hands would never be soiled or calloused. He wanted to be like a pennant, dependent on each gusting wind. The only thing that [...]

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