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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Toni Morrison, Beloved (Excerpt)

A Literary Novel: An example of Good Writing

"There is loneliness that can be rocked.  Arms crossed, knees drawn up; holding, holding on, on this motion, unlike a ship's, smooths and contains the rocker.  It's an inside kind---wrapped tight like skin.  Then there is a loneliness that roams.  No rocking can he it down.  It is alive, on its own.  A dry and spreading thing that makes the sound of one's own feet going seem to come from a far-off place."

Source:  Ivers, Mitchell.  The Random House to Good Writing.

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