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November 21, 2020

Why I Write

 オーウェルのWhy I Writeを読みなおしてみた。冒頭の文は以下の通り。

 "From a very early age, perhaps the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer."


"Before he ever begins to  write he will have an emotional attitude from which he will never completely escape."


"One can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one’s own personality."



November 02, 2020

mere goodness

Before I went to bed last night I read "Salvatore the Fisherman's Son" by Somerset Maugham (from the short story collection "Cosmopolitans"). The short story ended with a sentence about the "mere goodness" of an ordinary Italian fisherman who goes through a lot of painful things.


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