The Invention of Solitude

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Lisa Mattiussi
Ha scritto il 16/11/12
One single quote is not enough to summarize this kind of book, but this one: "For a man who finds life tolerable only by staying on the surface of himself, it is natural to be satisfied with offering no more than this surface to others" shows us exac...Continua
Ha scritto il 17/05/12

"And then?"
"And then, my dear, we'll find ourselves in darkness."

Ha scritto il 26/06/10

Well but not perfectly written, this seminal work of Auster makes one know how solitude really feels

Ha scritto il 09/03/10

"Writing in not longer an act of free will for me; it's a matter of survival" Paul Auster

Ha scritto il 07/02/09

'One day there is life... and then, suddenly, it happens there is death'.Paul Auster autobiografico. Intenso. Lo consiglio a chi riflette sul rapporto padre-figlio.

Ha scritto il Aug 31, 2009, 09:36
A whole world seems to emerge from this portrait: a distinct time, a distinct place, an indestructible sense of the past.
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Ha scritto il Aug 31, 2009, 09:32
Never before have I been so aware of the rift between thinking and writing.
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Ha scritto il Aug 31, 2009, 06:26
There are few demands to be met, and no commitment is required. Marriage, on the other hand, closes the door. Your existence is confined to a narrow space in which you are constantly forced to reveal yourself - and therefore, constantly obliged to lo...Continua
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Ha scritto il Aug 31, 2009, 05:31
Even the most tired or distracted mind has a corner of pure, animal response, and can give the body a sense of where it is. One would have to be nearly unconscious not to see, or at least not to feel, that the house was no longer the same. "Habit," a...Continua
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Ha scritto il Aug 31, 2009, 05:29
Death after a long illness we can accept with resignation. Even accidental death we can ascribe to fate. But for a man to die of no apparent cause, for a man to die simply because he is a man, brings us so close to the invisible boundary between life...Continua
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