Monday 7 January 2019

Erebus in the Bookshop

One Summer America 1927 by Bill Bryson

"Readers, friends, if you turn these pages
Put your prejudice aside,
For, really, there's nothing here that's outrageous,
Nothing sick, or bad — or contagious.
Not that I sit here glowing with pride
For my book: all you'll find is laughter:
That's all the glory my heart is after,
Seeing how sorrow eats you, defeats you.
I'd rather write about laughing than crying,
For laughter makes men human, and courageous." - Fran├žois Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel

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