verschiedener US-Schriftsteller, Kritiker,
Harold Bloom – Don DeLillo – Carson McCullers – Bernard McElroy – John Updike
11. Juli, 1930, New York, N.Y., US Literaturkritiker und -professor
|"After a lifetime spent in
teaching literature at one of our major universities, I have very little
confidence that literary education will survive its current
malaise." The Western Canon,
20. Nov. 1936, New York, N.Y., US Schriftsteller
| "Satan hates cold
showers." (10) – Der Teufel ist Warmduscher!
"The top man is always in Houston" (11)
"The future belongs to crowds." (16) oder lautmalerisch: "The future belongs to Krauts"?
"Work is what I do to feel bad." (45)
"All doubt will vanish in the arms of total control." (179)
Mao II, 1991.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
29. August 1809 in Cambridge, Massachusetts – 7. Oktober 1894 in Boston,
US-amerikanischer Arzt und Schriftsteller
|“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.”
Leute hören nicht auf zu spielen, weil sie alt werden; Sie werden alt, weil sie aufhören zu spielen.
19.2. 1917 Columbus (Georgia) – 29.9. 1967 Nyack (New York) – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
|[Jake Blount:] "I hate every damn country and government there is."
[Jake Blount:] "Jesus would be framed and in jail if he was living today." (S. 141)
"All white people looked similar to Negroes but Negroes took care to differentiate between them. On the other hand, all Negroes looked similar to white men but white men did not usually bother to fix the face of a Negro in their minds" (S. 229).
"Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies" (S. 234), anscheinend US-sprichwörtlich: "Don't ask me no questions and I won't tell you no lies."
Alle Zitate aus The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
1937-1991 English Department, Loyola University, Chicago
|The modern grotesque is not merely an assault upon the idea of a rational world; it is an assault upon the reader himself, upon his ideals, upon his feelings of living in a friendly, familiar world or his desire to live in one. – Fiction of the Modern Grotesque.|
* 18.3. 1932 Shillington (Pennsylvania) – John Updike
Rezensionen: Rabbit at Rest – Rabbitt Redux – Roger's Version
|“You know what a rape
usually is? It's a woman who changed her mind afterward.“
Janice Angstrom in Rabbit Redux, S. 41
„Finally the only thing that matters is putting some turds in the toilet bowl once a day. They stay real, somehow.“ Harry Angstrom in Rabbit Redux, S 146
„Common sense is bullshit, man. It gets you through the days all right, but it keeps you from knowing.”
Skeeter in Rabbit Redux, S. 231
„The world the way it is, you got to do something like that once in a while, to keep your options, to keep a little space around you.“ Harry Angstrom in Rabbit Redux, S. 311
|"You fill a slot for a
time and then move out; that's the decent thing to do: make room."
Rabbit at Rest S. 18
|"Whenever theology touches science, it gets
Roger's Version, S. 32
"Nothing to matter, dead matter to life, smooth as silk. God? Forget the old bluffer."
Theologe Roger Lambert in Roger's Version, S. 306
"A straight nose is God's gift to a woman; most of the rest can be faked."
Theologe Roger Lambert in Roger's Version, S. 311