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The Shadow of the Wind

‎”The world that throbbed outside the library seemed to be losing its memory, day after day, unknowingly, feeling all the wiser the more it forgot.”

– Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind

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The Artist’s Job (And the Librarian’s, Too)

“Anonymity was the enemy, reducing everyone to an integer on a piece of paper. The artist’s job was to overcome this blankness by naming things. Like Adam in Eden, he must find names for every object, animate and inanimate. He must invent a language full of racy particulars, finding the identities of everything. This was the imagination’s endless and desperately important work.”
– Jay Parini, Benjamin’s Crossing