Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Isaac Babel - "First Love"

While it's not my favourite story in My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead, a couple lines from Isaac Babel's story felt real to me, if only because of the doctoring-type day I had yesterday: "And now, when I remember those sad years, I find them in the beginning of the ailments that torment me, and the causes of my premature and dreadful decline."

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