Wednesday, January 12, 2011

books, Man walks into a room

by Nicole Krauss

On a stint of reading the first novels by the new garde of contemporary authors. Curious as to what they produced the first time around.

"Its unforgiving. You have to move through it at right angles. But I feel a great deal of warmth for this house. Like a woman you loved who spurned you for years, to whom you feel a certain gratitude because you realize she gave shape to your life."

"She held her cigarette limpidly between two fingers. It surprised him how easily she handled things, how fluently she shared her life with the hundreds of objects that passed through her hands"