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On a Writer’s Beginnings…

“It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up out of themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they come from, I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them — with the … Continue reading

On Tending Books…

“Like flies in amber, like corpses frozen in ice, that which according to the laws of nature should pass away is by the miracle of ink on paper, preserved. It is a kind of magic. As one tends the graves of the dead, so I tend the books. And every day I open a volume … Continue reading