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To apologize for what you most wanted to do, to concede that it was obnoxious, boring, 'vulgar and unsafe' — that was the worst thing.
He wanted pure compliments, just as he wanted unconditional love.
What the problem was was this colossal redundancy, the squandering of brilliant technique on cheap material,...
There was the noise itself, which he thought of vaguely as the noise of classical music, sameish and rhetorical, full of feelings people surely never had
Now that I had actually made love, more astonishingly now that I had been made love to, the fantasies were subtly undermined.
She kept sliding down, in small half-willing surrenders, till she was a heap, with the book held tiringly above her face.
All his longings came out as a kind of disdain for what he longed for.
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It is very wicked for you not to take care of your masters goods, but how much worse is it to pilfer and steal from them, whenever you think you shall not be found out.
May 26, 1954
Alan James Hollinghurst is an English novelist, poet, short story writer and translator. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1989 Somerset Maugham Award, the 1994 James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the 2004 Booker Prize.
The Line of Beauty (2004)
The Stranger’s Child (2011)
The Swimming Pool Library (1988)
The Folding Star (1994)
The Spell (1998)
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