Monday, December 28, 2009

An excerpt from the beginning of "Homo Sapiens" by Przybyszewski

Hopefully demonstrating why I went and got it right when I found out about what's going on at Third Place Books:

"A sad smile flickered over Falk's face.
Yes. In despite of everything. Rather perish of hunger than yield an inch.
What was it, after all? What was it that sustained him in the face of all failure, insult and hate?
He lay down on the sofa again.
It was the great, wonderful art, the art of new worlds, worlds transcending phenomena, transcending knowledge, transcending tangible forms, worlds so ingraspably fine that all distances vanish and melt, worlds comprehended in one look, one movement, one flash of a second."

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