Monday, November 11, 2019

Daily Dose

From Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys


"The man said, 'So, black and white they burn the same, eh?'
'They do,' she said. 'Here and hereafter, as you will find out. Very shortly.'"

From Part One

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Daily Dose

From Iza's Ballad, by Magda Szabo, translated by George Szirtes


"Now he was preparing things. He had always liked this kind of mindless activity, opening tins, laying the table, doing this and that, the kind of things Iza dismissed but which were the joys of everyday living for him, something that assured him he had food to eat and that what he was eating was something he had himself bought, not what others gave him."

From Book III, Water, Chapter 1

Saturday, November 9, 2019

A Caricature

Daily Dose

From True Grit, by Charles Portis


"I was glad to see him. He didn't let on he knowed me."

From page 146

Friday, November 8, 2019

Clerihew for the First Lady


Selma Lagerlof
Was not one to swagger off
When her Nobel Prize
Made her first among the guys.

A Caricature

Daily Dose

From The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck


"The great companies did not know that the line between hunger and anger is a thin line."

From Chapter 21