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Then Arun does see a resemblance to something he knows: a resemblance to the contorted face of an enraged sister who, failing to express her outrage against neglect, against misunderstanding, against inattention to her unique and singular being and its hungers, merely spits and froths in ineffectual protest. How strange to encounter it here, Arun thinks, where so much is…

There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in ... (Leonard Cohen, »Anthem«) Die sechzehnjährige Louise aus Sydney soll ein Jahr als Austauschstudentin bei einer amerikanischen Gastfamilie in der Gegend von Chicago verbringen. Jedoch ist dies nicht eine Geschichte, die etwa an das fröhliche Treiben in L'Auberge Espanol erinnert. Louise kommt aus einer so genannten sozial schwächeren…

Lots of things I wish hadn't happened - but everybody looks to keep his own precious hair. You drop the cat in boiling water he's going to claw his way out or cook. I didn't never intend to cook. So I clawed. I don't make no apology for it. You'd have done the same. But what happened with the girl…

Why does there have to be promise before destruction? What more could I have done? ... The first time I ran, the second time I stood up to him, but I failed both times ... »Welcome to Hard Times« ist ein ungewöhnlicher Western. Der Erzähler, unter dem Namen Blue bekannt, schreibt seine Geschichte auf und fragt sich im Rückblick, warum…

All these political ... what would you call 'em? 'The government should be doing this.' Please. Fuck off. You know what I say? I say if you've got a political axe to grind, if you've got a political what-do-you-call-it, go write a fucking essay, I will know where I stand. I say keep your left-wing this, keep your right-wing that…

He said that in any case the past was little more than a dream and its force in the world greatly exaggerated. For the world was made new each day and it was only men's clinging to its vanished husks that could make of that world one husk more. An philosophischen Aussagen dieser Art herrscht in »The Crossing« kein Mangel.…

... because there is that might-have-been which is the single rock we cling to above the maelstrom of unbearable reality ... Quentin Compson, ein junger Student aus Mississippi, versucht Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts, Shreve, seinem kanadischen Zimmergenossen auf dem College in Harvard, den Süden der USA zu erklären. Dazu erzählt er ihm die Geschichte von Thomas Sutpen, einem typischen oder…

Life without Ida. If Ida didn't exist, thought Harriet - sitting cross-legged on the dusty, sun-bleached overpass - then I wouldn't feel so bad now. All I have to do is pretend I never knew her. Simple. Harriet ist erst zwölf in dem Sommer, in dem Ida, langjährige schwarze Hausangestellte, ihre Familie verlässt. Ida war für Harriet eine Art Mutterersatz,…

The price of self-destiny is never cheap, and in certain situations it is unthinkable. But to achieve the marvelous, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought. Zentrales Thema in »Jitterbug Perfume« ist die Fähigkeit des Menschen, sein Schicksal selbst zu bestimmen. Die Frage, inwieweit das möglich ist, beschäftigt Robbins in mehreren Romanen. Vielleicht ist es nicht verwunderlich, sind…

»There are things like that buried in everybody,« he said. »That doesn't mean you want to act on it, just that it's there. We're all flawed people.« Pete Dexters Roman »Paris Trout« hat nichts mit der französischen Stadt oder ihren Forellen zu tun. Paris Trout ist der Eigenname des Mannes, der eines Tages unerwartet zum Verbrecher wird, als er auf…

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