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Tisdagsförströelse 45

Det är tydligt att även bloggosfärens innevånare har annat att göra under julhögtiden. Här har det varit lugnt och det senaste citatet var fortfarande okommenterat igår så jag tänkte stilla att det kunde få ligga kvar en vecka till. Men så kom Annannan förbi och vips så gick den planen upp i rök.

Förra veckans citat kom från Mark Haddons ”A Spot of Bother”. Han har även skrivit ”The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” som jag syftade på i min kommentar. Båda böckerna är välskrivna och också mycket konsekvent skrivna utifrån huvudpersonens perspektiv. Jag kan varmt rekommendera dem. Jag ser själv fram emot Haddons framtida produktion.

Men nu kör vi! Vad är detta?


They made a good many plans, but they left themselves also a good deal of latitude; it was a matter of course, however, that they should live for the present in Italy. It was in Italy that they had met, Italy had been a party to their first impressions of each other, and Italy should be a party to their happiness. Osmond had the attachment of old acquaintance, and Isabel the stimulus of new, which seemed to assure her a future of beautiful hours. The desire for unlimited expansion had been succeeded in her mind by the sense that life was vacant without some private duty which gathered one’s energies to a point. She told Ralph that she had, ”seen life” in a year or two, and that she was already tired, not of life, but of observation. What had become of all her ardours, her aspirations, her theories, her high estimate of her independence, and her incipient conviction that she should never marry? These things had been absorbed in a more primitive sentiment – a sentiment which answered all questions, satisfied all needs, solved all difficulties. It simplified the future at a stroke, it came down from above, like the light of the stars, and it needed no explanation. There was explanation enough in the fact that he was her lover, her own, and that she was able to be of use to him. She could marry him with a kind of pride; she was not only taking, but giving.

Annonser

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Veckans tisdagsnöje

Jag hade ursprungligen tänkt att låta förra veckans citat ligga kvar också som dagens. Men nu har Annannan redan klurat ut vad det är så nu får jag återkomma lite senare med ett nytt citat. Först måste jag däremot ta mig in till civilisationen …

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