Friday, June 27, 2008

Truly amazing ...

... The Leopard.

I have not read The Leopard, though Nige persuades me that I should, and I came to Catcher in the Rye too late to be impressed (and I am not sure preppy Holden would ever have impressed blue-collar me). But Le grand Meaulnes was the magical book of my adolescence. Something else Nige and I have in common. Though I fear he is right. I started reading it again a few years ago and the person who read those many decades ago was no longer in existence.

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