Thursday, May 19, 2016

influence

Life got crazy busy, and since I'm heading out of town next week I'm taking a couple weeks off. I'll see you somewhere in the last half of June.

For your entertainment I'll leave you with this link. Be prepared, you could spend a bit of time there.  It's a series where authors talk about their favorite literary passages and how those influenced their own writing. It's quite fascinating really.

One of my favorite passages is from Anna Karenina. It's the chapter where Levin harvests grain with the peasants. It's been years since I read it but I remember thinking how beautiful and uplifting it was. I'm a much different person now so I don't know if I would feel the same way if I read it now, which is why I'm a little afraid to read it again.  

Do you have any favorite passages that have influenced you?




9 comments:

  1. Enjoy your break. Hope you have a good trip.

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  2. Time off is good. And, I'm not even going to click that link...I am too far behind already! Have a great trip and break.

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  3. Thanks for the link, Sara. I'll definitely hang out for a bit. Hope you have some valuable and fun time off. A balance of both.

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  4. Vacation time, eh? Enjoy your weeks away. I think we all need them from time to time if we're going to keep kicking.

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  5. Thanks for the link. Have a great vacay!

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  6. Thanks for the link. Have a great vacay!

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  7. Hope you have a good trip! I must confess, I still haven't read Anna Karenina...
    I blogged about one of my favourite paragraphs from the Enchanted April: http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ch/2012/04/to-z-challenge-favourite-books.html

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