Water as an Agent of Change and a Means of Escape in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure and Kate Chopin's The Awakening
"Asking my mother about her experience in the ’80s is a bit like asking my dog about his former life as a stock broker—so far removed from my reality that I find it difficult to comprehend."
"I collect postcards from all over, and I've recently started looking for old ones—they have an element of mystery that presents a sort of decoding game."
"From a young age, Slima knew he wasn’t meant to subscribe to anyone else’s rules. For many years now, even decades, Slima has publicly identified as a mutant, something he feels he has known as long as he can remember."
"Observation . . . enable[s] the city-dweller to be curious about the world and see urban space in a new light."
"For 3,000 livre a white man could lay / Under the church all rotting and wormy"—from "Saint-Domingue in the Summer"