Victory: An Island Tale

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Heyst was not conscious of either friends or of enemies. It was the very essence of his life to be a solitary achievement, accomplished not by hermit-like withdrawal with its silence and immobility, but by a system of restless wandering, by the detac ...Continua
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Eleclyah (anche...
Ha scritto il Nov 10, 2010, 17:31
After the cold gust of wind there was an absolute stillness of the air. The thunder-charged mass hung unbroken beyond the low, ink-black headland, darkening the twilight. By contrast, the sky at the zenith displayed pellucid clearness, the sheen of a...Continua
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Eleclyah (anche...
Ha scritto il Nov 07, 2010, 11:17
And Heyst, the son, read: Of the stratagems of life the most cruel is the consolation of love—the most subtle, too; for the desire is the bed of dreams.
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Eleclyah (anche...
Ha scritto il Nov 07, 2010, 11:14
To slay, to love—the greatest enterprises of life upon a man! And I have no experience of either.
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Eleclyah (anche...
Ha scritto il Nov 04, 2010, 20:15
What captivated my fancy was that I, Axel Heyst, the most detached of creatures in this earthly captivity, the veriest tramp on this earth, an indifferent stroller going through the world's bustle—that I should have been there to step into the situat...Continua
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Eleclyah (anche...
Ha scritto il Nov 04, 2010, 20:15
The girl he had come across, of whom he had possessed himself, to whose presence he was not yet accustomed, with whom he did not yet know how to live; that human being so near and still so strange, gave him a greater sense of his own reality than he...Continua
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