First you wonder if they’re separate stories, but no, they’re not, they’re contingent stories and they form a pattern. And you begin with some of the island as the place to which the heroine of the book returns.
The mood in which my book was conceived and executed, was in fact to some extent a passing one.
It takes a long time to publish a book.
I have become infected, now that I see how beautifully a book is coming out of all this.
The first book I ever really read was Plato’s ‘Republic,’ and then I had to go over that five times or something.
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.
The Book of Revelation is all about the conflict, the contest between the forces of Good and Evil.
Creation stories, so central in the religions of the Middle East, play a surprisingly marginal part in Greek myth. The Greeks had nothing to set alongside the resounding ‘In the beginning’ in the book of Genesis, where one eternal God creates the universe out of nothing.
We learned in the university to consider Wordsworth and Keats as Romantics. They were only a generation apart, but Wordsworth didn’t even read Keats’s book when he gave him a copy.
Such is the nature of the ‘unity government’ Clinton helped institutionalize. In her book, ‘Hard Choices,’ Clinton holds up her Honduran settlement as a proud example of her trademark clear-eyed, ‘pragmatic’ foreign policy approach. Berta Caceres gave her life to fight that government.