‘Thanks to the easy wind bellying our sails, we crossed fast and sighted the island six days early.’
‘Europe awoke to a freezing post-war dawn. The winter of 1947 was the worst ever recorded.’
An excerpt from Lisa Halliday's Asymmetry
‘I didn’t start my journal with the idea of recording my progress toward the ultimate truth.’
All the Devils Are Here was cursed with the status of a cult classic. It’s a book that people who’ve read it, especially writers, can never forget.
‘A seaside shelter in the middle of autumn – it seems a strange choice.’
Peter Stamm on the drive of freedom in literature, German Romanticism and narrational technique.
‘In a single year, my father left us twice.’
‘I can't remember whose idea it was, whose heart first beat faster, who made the other excited, but at some point Doug and I decided to row a boat to Alaska.’
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