„Interview, Mark Thwaite, 12th August 2005. 'Ready Steady Book for literature“

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Dennis O'Driscoll
irischer Poet und Kritiker 1954 - 2012

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„The Guardian Interview 1 August 2013.“

—  Zadie Smith British writer 1975


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„All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.“

—  Ernest Hemingway, buch Green Hills of Africa

[…] it's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.
Part I, Ch. 1
Green Hills of Africa (1935)

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„I just cannot declare the independency of Taiwan. Even if Lee Teng-hui was the president now, he could also not do it! (During Sanlih News Channel interview, 2005)“

—  Chen Shui-bian Taiwanese politician 1950

Pet Phrases, Regarding to setting up the new constitution and independence of Taiwan

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„In a perfect literature all books should be only a single book, and in such an eternally developing book, the gospel of humanity and culture will be revealed.“

—  Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829

Auf eine ähnliche Weise sollen in der vollkommnen Litteratur alle Bücher nur Ein Buch seyn, und in einem solchen ewig werdenden Buche wird das Evangelium der Menschheit und der Bildung offenbart werden.
“Ideas,” Lucinde and the Fragments, P. Firchow, trans. (1991), § 95

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„Books should confuse. Literature abhors the typical. Literature flows to the particular, the mundane, the greasiness of paper, the taste of warm beer, the smell of onion or quince.“

—  Richard Rodríguez American journalist and essayist 1944

Brown : The Last Discovery of America (2003)
Kontext: Books should confuse. Literature abhors the typical. Literature flows to the particular, the mundane, the greasiness of paper, the taste of warm beer, the smell of onion or quince. Auden has a line: "Ports have names they call the sea." Just so will literature describe life familiarly, regionally, in terms life is accustomed to use — high or low matters not. Literature cannot by this impulse betray the grandeur of its subject — there is only one subject: What it feels like to be alive. Nothing is irrelevant. Nothing is typical.

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„Literature is idiosyncratic arrangements in horizontal lines in only twenty-six symbols, ten arabic numbers, and about eight punctuation marks.“

—  Kurt Vonnegut American writer 1922 - 2007

Public conversation with Lee Stringer, in Like Shaking Hands With God (1999)
Various interviews

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„Literature is not exhaustible, for the sufficient and simple reason that a single book is not. A book is not an isolated entity: it is a narration, an axis of innumerable narrations. One literature differs from another, either before or after it, not so much because of the text as for the manner in which it is read.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges, buch Other Inquisitions

"Note on (toward) Bernard Shaw"
Variant translation: A book is not an autonomous entity: it is a relation, an axis of innumerable relations. One literature differs from another, be it earlier or later, not because of the texts but because of the way they are read: if I could read any page from the present time — this one, for instance — as it will be read in the year 2000, I would know what the literature of the year 2000 would be like.
Other Inquisitions (1952)

„Professors of literature collect books the way a ship collects barnacles, without seeming effort.“

—  Carolyn G. Heilbrun Academic, novelist 1926 - 2003

Quelle: Death in a Tenured Position

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„Yes books are valuable. But not reading of books will take the place of a daily, candid, honest examination of what one has recently done, and what one is about to do - of a steady looking at one's self in the face“

—  Arnold Bennett English novelist 1867 - 1931

disconcerting though the sight may be
Quelle: How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day (1910), Chapter 8.

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