Reading 98, from Under Western Eyes

Only Words!

Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality…there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words, and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.

Under Western Eyes

Joseph Conrad

My notes:

This novel is relatively under-rated but is a beautiful revelation of the weaknesses that we are heirs to. This book should be read in conjunction with Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment.

Image: Thank you for the image.

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2 thoughts on “Reading 98, from Under Western Eyes

  1. I was talking with a friend the other day and for whatever reason he quoted his grandfather, “A man is only as good as his word.”

    Your post here reminded me of that. We can say anything and it’s just noise, but when we speak with love the noise is transformed into communication.

    Thanks for sharing your insights.

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