9 Aralık 2010 Perşembe

a moment in a novel / saluting a lucky encounter

once more, i salute a favorite moment in a novel; with respect to a lucky encounter with a contemporary Marco Polo -from Vienna- who introduced me today to some new books & places.

"Do you believe in a future everlasting life?

No, not in a future everlasting but in an everlasting life here. There are moments, you reach moments, and time comes to a sudden stop, and it will become eternal."

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Demons)

both Franziska and this amazingly allegorical person reminded me of this book. i had no clue when i heard the name "demons." and now i make the connection, finally. it was the "the posessed" by dostoyevski after all. a trick of memory.

(the mind has weird ways of remembering: the association with the "The Dispossessed" by ursula K.L. Guin made it easier to remember D's book as "the possesed" instead of "demons"... or was the mind reluctant to pursue the word "demons")


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