Thoughts on literature

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OSCAR WILDE ~ ON BEAUTY

“Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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WHY I LOVE ANNA KARENINA ~ BY MONIQUE LUCY WEBERINK

ANNA KARENINA BY LEO TOLSTOY Anna Karenina is definitely one of the most impressive books I know. I have read it several times and every time I seem to be able to discover something new again. Of course this has everything to do with my life experience. The first time I read it I still was a teenager and was much impressed by the passionate love between Anna and Wronski. Of course I could completely understand why she left her husband to stay with the great love of her...

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ANAIS NIN ~ ON WRITING

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.” Anais Nin

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… SICK OF BEING A MAN ~ BY VICTOR M. ALONSO

Borges said that “beauty is a physical sensation, something we feel in the whole body”; and must be so. The feelings impact us in the solar plexus, the heart, the chest. Now I do not intend to enter into the eternal dispute about the ideal of beauty, I always imagined that it is subjective, despite the canons that the influential mass media seek to impose. What is beautiful to me might be found mediocre by you. However I do believe that there is a meeting point. At that point is where enters into...

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