qotd: absence

A raw, honest treatment of the problems they faced every day would only end in frustration at the absence of solutions, making it impossible to arrive at places one could only reach in books.

—Yoko Tawada, The Emissary

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2 thoughts on “qotd: absence

    1. I guess so—I was surprised by the choice, just because of how puzzling the book is. The writing’s often moving, but it feels more like a series of loosely related fragments than anything else.

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