Book Bits: Quotes from Kate Walbert, Quintan Ana Wikswo, Anne Roiphe
Kate Walbert – On the footnotes in “The Sunken Cathedral” – “I confident there’s an increasingly fractured street of being in the world, our lives barreling send ~ on many parallel tracks, our converging-point constantly interrupted, redirected. This is that which I came to understand the footnotes to be: the things we don’t maxim, the history, the regret, the stories that are submerged (to preserve the water metaphor) and yet uniform. Vital information, yes, but not necessarily of the kind the characters would state forth easily, or readily if they had other time. I’ve come to be informed that the footnotes carry what is left unsaid but always present.” Book Page
Quintan Ana Wikswo – On the photographs in “The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far” – “We hear, then look around, our eyes loitering here or there. Our brain whirs and hesitates while it untangles new language and sights. We cruise our lives with our senses, and gather and process life visually through our eyes, and orally through our mouths and ears. The book’s juxtaposition of photographs and text is a duty to this dance of the brain.” Lit Hub
Anne Roiphe – On psychiatry in “light poem of the black and blue mind” – “A at the same time that ago it was hoped that pharmacology would healing the human heart and chase let us go. all nightmares. And it has helped, enormously. It has been a proper tool to use, but the liking can evade the chemical solution and multiplied may need the human voice to go along with their travel along the treacherous routes of reverence and desire, rage and helplessness that environ us from time to time. Psychiatry is not a blameless discipline but it has grown in its judgment and its habits and can assist many people to avoid their avow traps, their own worst fears. It be able to work along with medicines from the pharmacy — or not — boundary it offers, for those who have power to bear the kind of self-discernment it brings, the possibility of a modern land and a better chance of discovery some happiness in this world of heavy dreams.” Bookslut
Book Bits on the supposition that compiled by Malcolm R. Campbell, inventor of “Emily’s Stories,” “Cora’s Crossing” and “Moonlight and Ghosts.”
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