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The relationship between book and reader is intimate, at best a kind of love affair, and first loves are famously tenacious. [...] First love is a momentous step in our emotional education, and in many ways, it shapes us forever.
Do the children who prefer books set in the real, ordinary, workaday world ever read as obsessively as those who would much rather be transported into other worlds entirely?
The closer and more completely you can come to explaining what a work of art means, the less like art it seems.
Fire will burn any human body it touches, and starvation will waste it, but stories are not so predictable in their effects.
If we weigh the significance of a book by the effect it has on its readers, then the great children's books suddenly turn up very high on the list.
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It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.
November 18, 1958
Laura Miller served as mayor of Dallas, Texas from 2002 through 2007. She did not run for re-election in the 2007 mayoral race. She was the third woman to serve as mayor of Dallas.
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