Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner
judith

I am back to reading The Corrections after setting it aside and reading about fifteen other books. It's a remarkable book, worth the critical (and popular) praise. I sometimes read lines in here that I want to remember, so I am copying them here:
P. 308:

...But suddenly she reminded Enid of Katharine Hepburn. In Hepburn's eyes there had been a blank unconsciousness of privilege that made a once-poor woman like Enid want to kick her patrician shins with the hardest-toed pumps at her disposal.


P. 309-310:

Here was a torture that the Greek inventors of the Feast and the Stone had omitted from their Hades: the Blanket of Self-Deception. A lovely warm blanket as far as it covered the soul in torment, but it never quite covered everything. And the nights were getting cold now.
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