Tuesday, 29 May 2012

You never read the same book twice

You never see the same river twice and you never read the same book twice. It is a big mistake to say of a book I read 25 years ago like The Charterhouse of Parma that it is my favourite novel. It was. It was the favourite novel of a different person.

I get a strange eery feeling rereading novels, full of intimations of mortality.

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