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Thursday, July 07, 2011
Thought of the Day
In books we never find anything but ourselves. Strangely enough, that always gives us great pleasure, and we say the author is a genius. --Thomas Mann
I found this quote interesting, since it is widely regarded that a writer's character is, in fact, himself. So are we searching for ourselves in literature--for a commonality of spirit--or are we merely self-absorbed?