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Open the book. (The gilt rubs off the edges
of the pages and pollinates the fingertips.)
Writing prejudicial, off-putting reviews is a precise exercise in applied black magic. The reviewer can draw free- floating disagr ...
We're headed for collapse, if you want my opinion, Missy. I can see it in the fallin' off of the quality of vagrants. There was a ...
What a vast advantage has a speech over a written composition. Men are imposed upon by voice and gesture, and by all that is condu ...
I don't know but a book in a man's brain is better off than a book bound in calf--at any rate it is safer from criticism. And taki ...
This is not a book. This is libel, slander, defamation of character. This is not a book, in the ordinary sense of the word. No, th ...
The bald little prompter shuts his book, as the light fades gently. The end, the end. They all go back to their everyday life (and ...
Mr. Goodman's book The Tragedy of Sebastian Knight has enjoyed very good press. It has been lengthily reviewed in the leading dail ...
The slime pool that the dog drowned in . . .
A drunk vomiting up a teaspoon of bile . . .
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leaving the page of the book carelessly open,
something unsaid, the phone off the hook
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