Sunday, January 03, 2010

Book one: The Anatomy Lesson by Philip Roth

To be fair, this book is a carryover from last year but since I was only about halfway through, I'm calling it my first book of 2010. 1 down, 25 to go.

Favorite line:
"He'd felt like some enormous tube of linguistic paste. Diatribe, alibi, anecdote, confession, expostulation, promotion, pedagogy, philosophy, assault, apologia, denunciation, a foaming confluence of passion and language, and all for an audience of one. Into his parched-out desert, that oasis of words!"
If you've never understood what makes literature so great, the above quote is an example. Beautiful, beautiful words.

No comments: