Monday, May 02, 2016

Quote of the day

From Dwight Garner's review of Jenny Diski's last book in the NY Times:

“The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.” (Vladimir Nabokov, "Speak Memory")

That is, Diski didn't "pass" or "pass away." She died and she will be dead forever.

Diski's essays in the London Review of Books are, as Garner noted, free of platitudes and cliches.

An earlier post on Diski.

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home