Thursday, September 7, 2017

Breakfast at the Bookstore with Brad and Nick # 126

Daily Dose

From Forty Stories, by Anton Chekhov, translated by Robert Payne


"He drank some water and lay down, and once more he saw the sleigh gliding along, and once more he saw the head of the bull without eyes, and the smoke, and the clouds.  And so it went on until the sun rose."

From Gusev, I.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Caricature

Daily Dose

From The Wings of the Dove, by Henry James


"It wasn't to torment him -- that again he didn't believe; but he had come to the house in some discomfort, so that he frowned a little at her calling it thus a luxury."

From Chapter XVIII

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A Caricature

Daily Dose

From Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette, by Judith Thurman


"And, sparse as they are, Willy's margin notes suggest that their collaboration was a duet, even a a lovers' discourse, and that some of Colette's most erotic moments with her husband took place between sheets of paper."

From Chapter 11, 2.

Monday, September 4, 2017


Daily Dose

From At Freddie's, by Penelope Fitzgerald


"He did wonder -- he couldn't help it -- how things would go with a half-submerged piano."

From Chapter 8