retriever对《Birds of America》的笔记(1)

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Birds of America
  • 书名: Birds of America
  • 作者: Lorrie Moore
  • 副标题: Stories
  • 页数: 291
  • 出版社: Picador
  • 出版年: 1999-09-23
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    He had made himself the make-believe author of a make-believe book of essays called /One Man's Opinion/, and when he was bored or inspired, he quoted from it. "I was once in a rock band called Band Perm," He said instead.
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    8, willing

    This is how we offer ourselves, enter heaven, enter speaking: we say with motion, in space, This is what life's done so far down here; this is all and what and everything it's managed - this body, these bodies, that body- what do you think, Heaven? What do you fucking think?
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    57, Dance in America

    This, he thinks, this is how a blind man sees. This is how a fish walks, This is how rocks sing. There is nothing at all like a man's strong kiss: apologies to the women of Kentucky.
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    57,What you want to do fine.

    The speech she made was done in the back, alone, like little shoes cobbled by an elf: spider is to web as weaver is to blank. That one was hers. She was very proud of that. Also, blank is to heartache as forest is to bench.
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    26,Which is more than I can say about some people.

    How had her body done it? How does a body ever do it? Life inhabits life. Birds inhabits trees. Bones sprout bones. Blood gathers and makes new blood. A miracle of manufacturing.
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    203,Real Estate also p178's Ha! Ha! Ha!

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