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Edna O'Brien -
Country Girl (2012)
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It was the first time that I came face to face with madness and feared it and was fascinated by it.
I knew I had done something awful. I had killed love, before I even knew the enormity of what love meant.
Books everywhere. On the shelves and on the small space above the rows of books and all along the floor and under chairs, books that I have read, books that I have not read.
After that dark woman you search for someone who will fit into the irregular corners of your heart.
There was I, devouring books and yet allowing a man who had never read a book to walk me home for a bit of harmless fumbling on the front steps.
That is the mystery about writing: it comes out of afflictions, out of the gouged times, when the heart is cut open.
I was lonelier than I should be, for a woman in love, or half in love.
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When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
December 15, 1930
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